1776 in Collaboration with iHub set to bring $650,000 Challenge Cup to Nairobi
The 1776’s Challenge Cup is an international competition held in 16 cities across different countries around the world. The competition is set to identify and celebrate the world’s most promising startups that present the best solutions to challenges faced in education, health, energy and cities.
Come January 22nd, 2015, the Challenge Cup will be in Nairobi. The event is as a result of a partnership between 1776 and the iHub. The hosting of the $650,000 Challenge Cup 2015 in Nairobi will underscore Kenya as a major player in the global startup community and showcase the various innovators coming up with innovative products that can change the society.
As cited by iHub, Evan Burfield, a co-founder of 1776 said, “We’re immensely excited about the opportunity to partner with iHub to host the challenge cup in Nairobi, a city whose vibrant startup community is driving transformative change both within Kenya, Africa and far beyond. This competition is about identifying the African region’s most promising startups and connecting them to the mentorship and resources they need to achieve their full promise.”
iHub Executive Director, Josiah Mugambi added: “We’re thrilled to work with 1776 to bring the Challenge Cup to Nairobi, where entrepreneurial drive and creativity have produced an innovation movement that is making change and creating opportunity across Kenya and around the world. iHub is helping to cultivate a community of startups with the potential to drive innovations that positively change our world, and the Challenge Cup will be an important opportunity for these startups to link to a global network that can help them grow and scale.”