The aim of the Challenge Cup is to discover the most promising and highly scalable startups that are poised to solve major challenges in the fields of education, energy, food, health, money, security and transportation.
The competition will move through 3 phases. The first phase will include startups competing for local finals in around 45 cities. After which, the selected startups will compete for the regional finals which will be held in nine regions. The regional finalists will compete for the final round in Washington D.C.
The local event for the startups in India will be held at Mumbai on November 21, 2015 for which the startups can register till October 31, 2015.
What Will Startups Gain?
- An opportunity to meet investors, customers, media and other stakeholders.
- An opportunity to connect with 1776 senior team for feedback and advisory on their business, distribution and path forward
- A chance to leverage higher outreach to succeed through competition articles, startup interviews and coverage from media partners
- Opportunity to attend industry roundtables, connecting startups with local industry leaders and 1776 partners
- An opportunity for Regional Finalists to get mentored from entrepreneurial leaders.
How it Works:
A total of 20 startups will be chosen for each local competition final for which the organiser has chosen 45 cities across the globe to host Challenge Cup Local competitions. There will be 3 winner per local competition which gives a total of 135 winners.
135 local winners will compete for the regional finals, wherein 45 startups will be shortlisted to compete for the global final to be held at Washington DC.