Startup event: Challenge Cup (1776)

1776 Challenge Cup

REGIONAL Nairobi, Kenya

Feb 18, 2016 Hosted by iHub & Nairobi Garage

iHub and Nairobi Garage are pleased to present Challenge Cup Regional Nairobi. Be a part of the energy as the most promising African startups compete to share their vision on a global stage.

The competing startups are the winners of Challenge Cup Local round events in Accra, Addis Ababa, Casablanca, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Pretoria and represent a global reach even more extensive than that. After two days of pitching coaching, mentor meetings, and rehearsing, the competitors will have just one chance to showcase their innovations and businesses to the judges and audience.

Check out the event schedule below, and make sure you RSVP to save your seat! Or click here.


The Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections, and share their vision on a global stage. Through events happening in over 50 cities around the world, we’re finding incredible potential from communities as distinct as San Francisco to Islamabad.

Come to hear pitches from high-potential companies from across Africa. Join us to find out which world-changing startups will advance to the Global Finals of the Challenge Cup in Washington, D.C. in June 2016.

Our judging panel is made up of:

Evan Burfield, 1776, Cofounder & Co-CEO

Eddine Sarroukh, Philips, Head of Philips Research Africa

Mercy Mutua, DOB Equity, Senior Business Development Manager


  • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Doors Open
  • 6:30 pm – 6:40 pm
    Introductory Remarks
  • 6:40 pm – 8:10 pm
    Startup Pitches
  • 8:10 pm – 8:20 pm
    Networking & Judge Deliberation
  • 8:30 am – 8:45 pm
    Winner Announcements

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