CHALLENGE CUP JAPAN 2017, the international Pitch tournament for Start-ups in Osaka


Challenge Cup is a global pitch tournament held in 75 cities around the world, organized by Washington D.C.-based 1776, a global incubator and venture capital firm.

Aiming to discover scalable startups who try to solve social problems with their businesses, it determines a winner in the US from among startups that have survived elimination rounds held in various cities around the world.

Japan Innovation Network hosts elimination rounds in Eastern Japan (in Tokyo) and Western Japan (in Osaka), recruiting startups from all over the country, in order to support startups with hidden scalable possibilities that want to take on the challenge of expanding from Japan to the world.

Startup companies that passed a paper screening will compete in 2-minute pitch and 1- minute Qs & As (in English), aiming to go the Global Final held in New York in November.

You can attend the reception starting at 17:00 and the pitch tournament starting at 19:00 for free. (All are conducted in English with no interpretation)

Outline of Challenge Cup Japan in Osaka

Time and date: July 27 (Thur.),2017, 17:00-21:15 (Open doors at 16:30)

Venue: Osaka Innovation Hub

Language: English

Participation fee: Free

◆Timeline for the day◆

17:00-18:00: VIP reception (networking)

18:00-18:45: Panel discussion

“The startup ecosystem and its trends in Japan, Europe and the US” (TBC)

18:45-19:00: Opening greeting of CHALLENGE CUP JAPAN 2017

19:00-20:00: Pitch by startups (about 20 companies)

20:30-21:00: Deliberation and networking

21:00-21:15: Result presentation and closing

Thu Jul 27, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:20 PM JST
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