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    The Challenge Cup will be in 16 cities globally - join us at a city near you to be part of the movement.Attend
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    How Challenge Cup Works

    Learn about the competition & how you can become involved.Learn More
  • Competitor Bracket


    Learn more about becoming a Challenge Cup startup & apply now.View Bracket
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    Highlights from Last Year

    Check out all the amazing startups, stats and pictures from last year’s competition.Get Info
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    Become a Partner

    Find out how you can be a partner of the Challenge Cup.Learn More
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    Read about the Challenge Cup in the news & find press contacts.Get Info

Recent News Articles

Meet the Chicago Challenge Cup Competitors

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Chicago Builds Its Reputation as a Place to Raise Capital

Tejas Shastry and his two cofounders met in an entrepreneurship class at Northwestern University. They went on to form AMPY, an energy startup that won 1776’s…Read More