A global competition for the world's most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.
1776 Challenge Cup in partnership with Revolution is much more than a competition — it's a movement of startups bringing world-changing ideas to life and solving meaningful problems on a global stage.
This year, Challenge Cup is presented in partnership with investment firm Revolution, an active champion for the emergence of entrepreneurial communities and startups outside of Silicon Valley. This partnership reinforces 1776's and Revolution's core belief around startups and innovation: great companies can start and scale anywhere.
Challenge Cup takes place in 75 cities. In each of these cities, 1776 partners with a leading local startup program to host a Challenge Cup experience on 1776's UNION Network, a digital platform that connects startup ecosystems around the world.
These qualifying competitions identify one winning startup from each city to advance to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival. Challenge Festival convenes investors, policymakers, and innovators from across the globe convene to examine and discuss pressing global challenges.