MAVA Community Partner Event: Challenge Festival

Hosted by 1776

Event date: 5/10/2014 - 5/17/2014 Export event

The Challenge Festival is a week of events showcasing Washington, DC as the epicenter for startups tackling grand challenges and the  culmination of 1776's Challenge Cup, a global competition featuring startups revolutionizing the industries of health, education, energy, and cities. Headlining the Festival is the Challenge Cup Global Finals, where the 64 winners from 16 cities internationally will compete.

The Festival will convene people from around the world and highlight how the next wave of the internet revolution will disrupt the industries most important to our global future. In addition to the Challenge Cup Global Finals, the Festival will include lunchtime panels featuring  business and political leaders from across the world, a day spotlighting policymakers at the local, state, and national level discussing how to unlock government as a enabler of innovation, a keynote speaker night, and numerous networking opportunities. Additionally, organizations around Washington, DC will lead events centered around how Washington, DC can be mobilized to solve our generation's biggest challenges. 

The Challenge Festival dates are May 10 to 17, 2014. The headline event, the Challenge Cup Global Finals, takes place the afternoon of May 17th. 

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