Startup with big ambitions? Apply now for Challenge Cup Lagos

January 05, 2016 · 2 min read
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Startup Incubators 1776 and Generation Enterprise, in collaboration with Cre8 Innovation Hub, is proud to host the Challenge Cup in Lagos, Nigeria. The global startup surge is heating up in Lagos this January 22nd. Lagos is the next stop for Challenge Cup 2016, an annual startup competition spanning over 50 global cities in the search for the best ideas to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The event will be held at Cre8 Innovation Hub (6 Agoro Odiyan, Victoria Island, Lagos) and will start at 5pm and run up till 10pm. Lagos’s finest will compete for the opportunity to advance to the Challenge Cup regional competition in Nairobi on February 18th 2016, where five of the most promising startups will be chosen to join 40 regional winners and 45 wildcard winners from across the globe. Regional winners will then fly to Washington D.C in June, to attend the finals at the Challenge Festival 2016. Up for grabs: $1 million in cash prizes and funding, and a golden opportunity to connect with mentors, corporate partners, policy makers, and potential investors.


The Challenge Cup Lagos is an opportunity for world-class Nigerian start-ups to compete on the global stage for access to intellectual, social and  financial capital. Apply to pitch if you believe your startup is ready to join the global revolution of entrepreneurs who are changing the world in Education, Energy & Sustainability, Health, Transport, or Cities.


Deadline to submit applications is January 11th, 2016, at Midnight. The Challenge Cup 2016 is organized in partnership with StartUp Lagos; organizers of Lagos Startup week and is supported by Lagos Angels Network (LAN), and QAspen Consulting.

Emmanuel Ogunsola

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