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ADVISORY: 1776 to Host Challenge Cup 2016 Regional Finals in Singapore on March 9.

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-Winning startups from local competitions across the Asia-Pacific compete to win round trip to global finals with $1M in Funding Opportunities

WASHINGTON and SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — On March 9, global startup incubator and seed fund 1776 are hosting the Singapore Regional Finals of the Challenge Cup 2016.

Challenge Cup is an annual global tournament spanning over 50 cities and covering every continent, to find, fund and spotlight highly-scalable startups with potentially transformative solutions our world’s most pressing challenges. Held in partnership with Revolution and Global Entrepreneurship Network, the competition takes place in three levels — local competitions, nine regional finals and the global final to be held in Washington, DC in June 2016. High-growth startups compete for $1 million in cash prizes and funding, media opportunities and curated connections to mentors, corporate partners, policymakers, and potential investors.

The Singapore event will showcase both the city’s most compelling startups and the companies that advanced from the local competitions held in Bangalore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore and Sydney. In addition to participating in the pitch event, competing startups also join a two-day, pop-up accelerator program delivered by the 1776 CEO, industry partners such as IDB, Philips and AWS,  and other key executives where the entrepreneurs receive pitch coaching and participate in roundtables with industry experts and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

To view a list of this year’s competitors, click here.

To attend Challenge Cup 2016 in Singapore on Wednesday, March 9, as a credentialed member of the media, please RSVP to

What: Singapore Regional Challenge Cup Competition
When: Wednesday, March 9, at 6pm
Where: BASH, #03-0, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore, Singapore

Confirmed Judges:

  • Andrew Dolan, 1776, Assistant Director for Special Projects
  • Juul Gielens, Philips, Business Manager Value Segment & IGT synergies
  • Justin Hall, Golden Gates Ventures, Principal
  • Hsien Hui Tong, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd, Director, Investments

About 1776

1776 is a global incubator and seed fund that uncovers promising highly-scalable startups focused on solving the world’s most fundamental challenges and helps engineer their success. 1776 focuses on startups in the most broken, entrenched industries and sectors that impact millions of lives every day – specifically education, energy, health and cities. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., it is sparking a global movement of high-growth startups driving meaningful innovation through its Challenge Cup and Startup Federation, the premiere network of incubators throughout the world. For information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @1776.


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March 10, 2016 at 2:29 pm

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