Applications are now being accepting for the Challenge Cup through 1776’s UNION network, a digital platform that offers your startup access to pitch-coaching, industry advice, and key connections with the right people to help you scale in your industry. Each applicant will receive access to UNION for the duration of their time in the competition.
Challenge Cup PHX will have two pitch formats:
Finalist: Top 8 finalist will have 3-min to pitch followed by 7-min judge/audience QnA. Judges will select the top startup to compete in New York
Rapid Pitch: ALL startups that apply will get 30 seconds for a rapid pitch and a shot at an audience choice award of $500 and 3-month membership to Galvanize
One winner will be selected from each Challenge Cup Local to compete in the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City. These startups will have the opportunity to share their ideas on a global stage and compete for grand prizes. At Challenge Festival, competing startups will have the opportunity to participate in mentor hours, curriculum and pitch coaching as well as make direct connections to potential funders, clients, experts, and 75 of the top startup peer-founders from around the world.