The Challenge Festival celebrates innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges & a tournament of the world’s 64 most promising startups.

May 9 – 17 in Washington, DC.

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The four winners from each of the regional Challenge Cup competitions from 16 US and International cities will now be heading to Washington, DC to compete in the Challenge Cup and enjoy the Challenge Festival!

Category semifinalists receive an investment of $50,000, finalists receive an investment of $100,000, and the Challenge Cup winner receives an investment of $150,000.

To compete, startups must be less than three years old, have less than $3 million in revenue, have less than $1.5 million in funding, and have a launched product with traction.

The Challenge Cup is produced by 1776, a DC-based incubator platform. They’re on a mission to make DC the place startups go to innovate in regulated industries – and change the world.

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The Challenge Cup is produced in partnership with Tech Cocktail and iStrategy Labs.