February 5, 2015
What happens when you pair the startup incubators 1776 (DC) and Capital Factory (Austin) together? Simple, really, you get the kickoff of the 2015 Challenge Cup, a global competition that spans 16 cities in 11 countries.
The Challenge Cup 2015 will officially kick off in Austin on February 5 and will identify the most promising startups working to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Austin is a leading hub for innovators, no question there, and the Austin Challenge Cup only serves to underscore this even more.
Capital Factory will feature some of Austin’s most compelling startups in four categories: education, energy and sustainability, health, and transportation and cities. All of the startups participating will be competing for a chance to join other leading startups at 1776’s annual Challenge Festival in Washington, DC in May.
The current panel of judges who will be in attendance on February 5 in Austin are:
- Evan Burfield, 1776
- Michele Skelding, Austin Chamber of Commerce
- David May, American College of Cardiology
- Sean Duffy, Pearson
- Mitch Jacobson, ATI Clean Energy Incubator
- Joseph Coyne, Samsung
- Abigail Seldin, Educational Credit Management Corporation
Capital Factory serves as Austin’s entrepreneurial center of gravity, so there’s no question as to why 1776 will be using the space to kick off their 2015 tour. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all the winners and venues that will be part of the Challenge Cup 2015 as it progresses around the globe.
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