RSVP now for the 1776 San Francisco Regional Challenge Cup Pitch Competition


1776 is hosting the Challenge Cup tomorrow, February 4th, at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center – and you’re invited.

The Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections, and share their vision on a global stage.

More than 30 startups will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges tomorrow night for the chance to be one of five companies to advance to the Global Finals in June 2016

The competing startups are the winners of Challenge Cup Local round events in Austin, Boise, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, and represent a global reach even more extensive than that. After two days of pitching coaching, mentor meetings, and rehearsing, the competitors will have just one chance to showcase their innovations and businesses to the judges and you.

When: February 4th 2016, 6:00pm
Where: Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Evan Burfield, 1776, Cofounder & Co-CEO
  • Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media
  • Vivian Wu, Managing Director, Zuckerberg Education Ventures
  • Francois Andry, Philips, Sr Dir, Digital Health
  • Jody Holtzman, AARP, SVP of Enterprise Strategy & Innovation

RSVP below to join these amazing companies, mingle with the judges and get to know 1776 at tomorrow’s event:

Register to Attend

Learn more about the Challenge Cup below and on 1776’s website here.

Each year 1776, a global incubator and venture fund, hosts a worldwide tournament called the Challenge Cup. Together, with our Startup Federation partners, Revolution, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and over 50 incubator hosts around the world, we’ll 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.

February 3, 2016