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Challenge Cup Madison

Join us on August 18 for great pitches from innovative companies.  See which startup wins a trip to New York City for the Global Finals at the Challenge Cup Festival, November 13-17!
August 18, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 PM
Boardman & Clark Law Offices
1 S. Pinckney Street, 4th Floor
Important Note:  Due to the Live on King Street event, there will be additional special event security measures in place.  StartingBlock volunteers will be at the main entrance on Pinckney Street to provide access to the building.  Please allow extra time for traffic and parking so that you arrive by 6:15 pm.  
Challenge Cup is part of Forward Fest. Pre-registration required.  Register here.
Here are the startups presenting in the 1st ever Challenge Cup Madison!
COINIGY is a professional trading platform for the emerging blockchain financial markets. We bring proprietary data collection, analysis, and tools to the blockchain markets.
CURATE SOLUTIONS uses artificial intelligence to scan public records from cities and schools to identify upcoming construction projects.
DataChat empowers decision makers in enterprises to build and deploy complex machine learning models simply by conversing with our chatbots.
DotCom Therapy answers the pervasive shortage of speech-language pathologists by providing therapy to children through videoconferencing.
Dropp is a universal Peer to Business payment solution that almost makes paying bills enjoyable.  Any bill that is paid through Dropp is reported to credit bureaus to help people build their credit up to five years faster.
Electric Spokes deploys an IKEA-like approach of self-assembly to small-scale turbines made to 100% recycled materials to make wind NRG affordable to the developing world.
Moonshot Learning creates case studies for HS teachers, across subjects, on topical issues about emerging technologies: AI, CRISPR, blockchain, VR, AR, etc.
NovoMoto provides renewable electricity to off-grid communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo & Sub-Saharan Africa.
POLCO improves how citizens and local government officials communicate.  POLCO’s process delivers municipal officials verified and organized citizen input data to balance the vocal few and better inform data driven decision making, and empowers the citizen by making it easier to learn about current initiatives, provide verified input when and where they like, and easily share with their network.
Shift Savings promotes financial wellness, helping those living paycheck-to-paycheck get started saving for financial goals and emergencies.
WeBe Schools is reimagining character education resources for middle schoolers & educators for use in every classroom throughout America.
1myVote helps users identify key issues for local and national candidates and make an informed choice, leading to more voters.

The Challenge Cup is a global competition in search of innovative startups solving our world’s most complex challenges. Challenge Cup Madison is the midwest’s regional qualifier. One winner will be selected from each of the 75 local qualifiers to compete in the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City, November 13-17. Global finalists will get the chance to present their vision on a global stage, engage with industry and government leaders, and compete for grand prizes.
The winner of Challenge Cup Madison will receive air fare and accommodations to the Challenge Cup Festival, hosted by 1776 and Revolution, in New York and will compete in the Global Finals for grand (cash) prizes.
Challenge Cup Global Finals in New York hosted by 1776
November 13,17, 2017