Erin Klem  | November 6, 2015

It’s Baaaaaaaack! The 1776 Global Challenge Cup Has Officially Begun

Each year 1776, a global incubator and venture fund, hosts a worldwide tournament called the Challenge Cup. The Challenge Cup will discover the most promising, highly scalable startups that are poised to solve the major challenges of our time.

Startups advance through three rounds: Local, Regional and Global Finals. All of the regional winners and a host of wild cards will be invited to participate in the Challenge Cup Global Finals next June in Washington, D.C. There, they’ll compete for over $1 million in prizes, as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.


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With events in 45 cities across the world, there’s bound to be one in your area. These competitions are exciting, informative, and inspiring, so check one out if  you can!

We’ve been proud to support the Challenge Cup in its first two years and are excited to bring you updates on this year’s competition. Stay tuned to for features on exciting new startups from all over the world, and follow our weekly updates at #FreeEnterpriseFriday!