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Challenge Festival


Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM (EDT)

Challenge Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Access to all free community events. Registrations after May 7, 12 pm- you will be added to the waitlist for Opening Party because it is sold out!
Ended Free $0.00
Access to opening & closing parties, keynote night, Challenge Cup category tournament days, and Challenge Cup global finals; access to all free community events
Ended $75.00 $0.00
Access to opening party, closing party, lunchtime conferences, startup government conference, keynotes, Challenge Cup category tournaments, and the Challenge Cup global finals; line cuts at keynote night, opening party, and closing party; access to all free community events
Ended $200.00 $0.00
Access to opening party, closing party, evening galas, conferences, keynotes, Challenge Cup category tournaments, and the Challenge Cup global finals; Access to bring 1 guest to evening galas, opening party, and closing party; line cuts at keynote night, opening and closing party; access to all free community events
Ended $500.00 $0.00
VIP Ended $1,000.00 $0.00
Only actively covering, legitimate media will be considered for a media badge. Analysts, Market Researchers, Marketing/Advertising firms, etc. are not included in the Challenge Cup definition of legitimate media. If you fall into this category, but are a contributor to an outlet that meets our qualifications, you must be on assignment, and provide a Letter of Assignment from your Editor. Badges will be confirmed on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed solely through the EventBrite registration. Once approved for a Media badge, you will receive an e-mail confirmation from the Challenge Cup team that will provide further details.
Ended Free $0.00

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The Challenge Festival, produced by 1776, is a week of events in Washington, D.C. focused on transformative solutions to global challenges and innovators from around the world. This week alone, more than 100 organizations are partnering to host events focused on how to drive innovation through startups and government, foundations and corporations, including Smithsonian, Brookings, FOSE and Infrastructure Week

In addition to the packed schedule of panels and parties, the Challenge Festival features the culmination of 1776’s Challenge Cup, a global competition of startups revolutionizing education, energy, health and smart cities. The headline event, the Challenge Cup Global Finals, takes place the afternoon of May 17th at 5-8 pm. Meet the 64 finalists here.

Take your journey through the Challenge Festival or see 8 inspiring reasons why you should be in DC this May.

The Schedule:

** Badge holders DO NOT have to RSVP for individual events. You will show your badge when entering the event.  Platinum and VIP badge holders have all access passes to all Challenge Festival events.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Lunchtime Conference: Accelerating Impact sponsored by Case Foundation – 11:30 am - 1:30pm @ Studio Theater (VIP, Platinum, Gold)
  • Challenge Cup: Health Semifinals presented by MedStar– 4pm - 7pm @ Studio Theater (VIP, Platinum, Gold, Silver)
  • Health VIP Gala presented by AARP - 7 pm - 10 pm @ Mansion at O Street (VIP, Platinum and by Special Invitation)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Lunchtime Conference: Returns on Capital – 11:00 am - 1:00pm @ DockFive, Union Market (VIP, Platinum, Gold)
  • Challenge Cup: Smart Cities Semifinals presented by Amazon – 4pm - 7pm @ Studio Theatre (VIP, Platinum, Gold, Silver)
  • Smart Cities VIP Gala – 7 pm @ DockFive,  Union Market (VIP, Platinum, and by Special Invitation)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Featured: Challenge Cup Global Finals – 5pm - 8pm @ US Institute of Peace (VIP, Platinum, Gold, Silver)
  • Challenge Festival Closing Party presented & produced by iStrategyLabs – 8pm @ Ideaspace – RSVP (VIP, Platinum, Gold, & Silver badge holders do not have to RSVP to the closing party; your badge will get you in) 

1776 is producing the Challenge Festival in partnership with iStrategyLabs.  Global Sponsors include: the District of Columbia, US Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, MedStar, Pearson, Booz Allen Hamilton, CEA, Aspen Institute, and American Airlines.

Have questions about Challenge Festival? Contact 1776

When & Where

Washington, DC

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM (EDT)

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1776 is a global incubator and seed fund that uncovers promising highly-scalable startups focused on solving the world’s most fundamental challenges and helps engineer their success. 1776 focuses on startups in the most broken, entrenched industries and sectors that impact millions of lives every day – specifically education, energy, health and cities. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., it is sparking a global movement of high-growth startups driving meaningful innovation

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