On the 1st of March, The Startup Orgy (TSO) and ABN AMRO hosted the first 1776 Challenge Cup in Amsterdam. CashOrCard and 20 other Dutch startups were competing in the national final of the global challenge cup pitch competition.
Each startup was given a 2-min pitch and 1-min Q&A. The judges consisted of well-known entrepreneurs and corporates. The participants from FinTech, Education, Energy, Health, and Transportation startups gathered in the TSO Munt Sq. building, where the event took place. The winning teams, Skytree, Camptoo, and ProctorExam, scored a ticket to London, where they will compete with Western European startups for a spot in the global final in Washington DC.
About 1776 Challenge Cup
The 1776 Challenge Cup is an annual worldwide tournament hosted by 1776, a global incubator and seed fund. It aims to call out the most promising and world-changing startups to compete and win $1 million in cash prizes, make international connections and share their vision on a global stage. The 1776 Challenge Cup is organized in 50+ cities around the world with more than 1,000 startups participating.
Thanks TSO for hosting this event, we really enjoyed participating in it. And congratulations to the winners Proctor Exam, Skytree and Camptoo. Good luck representing the Dutch startups in London!
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