Commons on Champa will host local 1776 Challenge Cup for startups

On Nov. 24, the Commons on Champa will host the local event for the international startup event, 1776 Challenge Cup. The event precedes the regional competition in New York and the global competition in Washington, D.C., where winners will compete for more than $1 million in prizes.

This year Denver is one of 45 cities around the world hosting a local competition. Local judges will choose three winners that will be flown to the Challenge Cup Regional competition in New York.

The Challenge Cup is produced by 1776, which bills itself as a global incubator and venture fund. The cup is a worldwide tournament, according to the organization. "Together, with our Startup Federation partners, Revolution, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and over 50 incubator hosts around the world, we’ll discover the most promising, highly scalable startups that are poised to solve the major challenges of our time," 1776 officials explained in a statement.

The local competitions around the world will select a total of 135 winners who will then compete for the regional and international prizes. Happy hour and opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m. and winners will be announced starting at 8 p.m.

Registration to compete in the Denver event is closed, but people can register to attend the free event here. Information about the selected competitors should be announced by Fri. Nov. 13.

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