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Tampa Bay Startup Week: Startups to Pay Attention to

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

Tampa Bay startups are well represented at Chase basecamp in downtown Tampa’s District 3 event space. It’s day three of Tampa Bay Startup Week, and energy is still high from the ‘halfway to Social Media Day’ celebration at a lively sports bar on night…

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Twiga Fruits Wins Challenge Festival Global Finals

By | May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Saturday evening saw the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Festival with the global Challenge Cup finals. Throughout the week, startups from around the world (a total of 80 startups in all) competed in four different categories: Education, Health, Energy & Sustainability, and Cities & Transportation. From each…

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3D Food Printers Will Replace Microwaves: Challenge Festival Keynote Night

By | May 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

Who likes to spend their hard-earned Friday evening in a crowded theater listening to talks from CEOs and chancellors of school districts? Entrepreneurs do! Friday night was Keynote Night, part of the weeklong Challenge Festival hosted by 1776. There were four keynote speakers (two…

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Cities and Transportation Challenge Cup Semi-Finals

By | May 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

One of the areas in which 1776 is trying to hone strong entrepreneurship, is cities. This involves everything from solving transportation problems, improving urban development strategies, helping the homeless, or making our cities more green and sustainable. Considering 54% of the world’s population lives…

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BaseTrace and Radiator Labs Win Energy Semi-Finals at 1776 Challenge Cup

By | May 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm

1776‘s second annual Challenge Cup competition continued on Tuesday night with the energy & sustainability semi-finals. 1776, as an incubator and seed fund, is focused on startups who are working on ideas in the areas of education, energy & sustainability, health, and cities & transportation. The…


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1776 Announces Challenge Cup Education Semi-Finalists

By | May 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

DC incubator and seed fund, 1776, kicked off its second annual Challenge Festival over the weekend. The event runs through the week and features conferences, speakers, and galas, all centered around The Challenge Cup, a global startup pitch competition. Over 70 entrepreneurs will compete in…



DC’s EduCanon, Raleigh’s Lea(R)n Selected for Aspire Accelerator

By | May 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

This morning, AT&T kicked off its Aspire Accelerator – its effort to develop edtech ventures utilizing mobile tech, apps, and services to help educators and students succeed – and announced the five edtech startups that are participaing in its inaugural class. Among them are…



D.C.’s 1776 Announces Challenge Festival 2015

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 announced this morning its plans for this year’s Challenge Festival 2015. Designed to be the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Cup competition, the week-long event will bring together business leaders, government officials, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs from across…



Capital Factory to Host Kickoff of Challenge Cup 2015

By | Feb 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

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…



1776’s Challenge Cup NY Competition Winners

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Last night, the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator and seed fund 1776 teamed up with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the 1776 Challenge Cup 2015 New York regional competition. After hearing pitches from 38 startups in the fields of education, energy, health, and…



1776’s Challenge Cup 2015 Competition Kicks Off in DC

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Today, DC-based startup accelerator/incubator 1776 officially kicks off its Challenge Cup 2015 global competition. Forty startups are slated to compete at tonight’s pitch competition; each of which will represent one of four categories: health, education, cities, and energy. Tonight’s Challenge Cup DC competition will be the first of…



DC’s 1776 Partners with NYU’s School of Engineering for Challenge Cup 2015

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

DC’s startup incubator 1776 has just announced a partnership with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the Challenge Cup 2015 New York City regional competition. “We are pleased to bring the Challenge Cup back to New York and show the world…

Android Launches iPhone App for Natural Language Learning

By | Jul 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm, the digital language learning platform that utilizes content that users engage with on the web to create personalized learning experiences, is now available on iOS. Earlier this year, the company released its Android app, followed by the launch of its web app. “The…


The Top 10 Stories of the Week: Chicago’s Hottest Startup, Vegas-based Project 100 Re-brands, and DC’s 1776 Plans $25M Seed Fund

By | May 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

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Who is the Challenge Cup’s Hottest Elite 8 Startup?

By | May 16, 2014 at 10:13 am

After going through four competitions in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities, 64 startups from 16 cities around the world have made it through the semifinal round in 1776’s Challenge Cup competition. Throughout the week, Tech Cocktail has covered the results from each…

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HandUp and MellowCabs Win Challenge Cup Smart Cities Semifinals, Honorable Mention for Reaction

By | May 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

On the fourth and last night of semifinal rounds, 16 startups competed in the Challenge Cup’s Smart Cities Semifinals. All week long, 64 startups in the categories of health, smart cities, education, and energy have competed for eight spots in Saturday’s Global Finals competition. From RideScout’s smartphone…

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CancerIQ and MediSafe Win Challenge Cup Festival Health Startup Semifinals

By | May 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Last night the Challenge Cup health startup semi-final competition was held as part of the week-long Challenge Cup Festival hosted by 1776. Sixteen health startups from around the globe, plus a few wildcard entrants, traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete for a spot in the finals (taking…