As announced earlier, 1776 and Revolution, on August 22, 2017 hold the 1776 Challenge Cup Nairobi at the iHub to give chance to between eight to ten startups to pitch to win prizes, network, and share their vision on a global stage with startups from 75 other cities.
The best startup out of Nairobi will win a free trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup set for November to compete for the grand prize as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.
“The Challenge Cup illustrates that great companies can start and scale anywhere. While talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not and the Challenge Cup is squarely addressing this inequity,” said Steve Case, CEO and Chairman of Revolution LLC and Co-founder of AOL. “Revolution is proud to partner with 1776 again on this effort to provide startups around the world with the tools they need and the attention they deserve.”
1776 Challenge Cup, a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups has partnered with Steve Case’ Revolution to bring to Africa to pick the best startups and has named Accra, Addis Ababa & Nairobi among the first 31 cities from the expected 75 cities.
In Accra, Challenge Cup was held at the iSpace Foundation in May, while in Ethiopia it was held at Ice Addis in July. The iHub event will be followed by a similar event in Lagos on August 25th at Leadpace in Lagos, Nigeria.
1776 Challenge Cup and Revolution aim to create a movement of startups bringing world-changing ideas to life and solving meaningful problems on a global stage. 1776 started Challenge Cup four years ago to discover the most promising, highly scalable startups poised to solve complex challenges across borders, regulated industries and emerging technologies.