TAKE ME BACK: Sixty-four startups across four categories--education, energy, health and smart cities--descended on Washington, DC, this week to compete in the 1776 Challenge Cup. These finalists were chosen after winning a series of local and regional contests (for which they were rewarded with this all-expense paid, one-week trip). The group included eight U.S. education companies and another eight from abroad.
EduCanon, a teacher tool to build lessons with interactive timed questions and videos, took first prize in the U.S. education competition on Monday night. Tel Aviv-based Lingua.ly, a language learning tool, took first place among the other international companies from Russia, Brazil, South Africa, Germany, China, India and the United Kingdom.
On Saturday, May 17 at 5pm ET, these two edtech companies will compete in the Challenge Cup Finals against the winners of the three other verticals. The winner will leave with a $150,000 in investment funds from 1776.