Photos: The 2015 Denver Challenge Cup at The Commons on Champa

The Commons on Champa served as a vibrant venue for the 2015 Denver's Challenge Cup.

The Commons on Champa served as a vibrant venue for the 2015 Denver's Challenge Cup.

The global incubator and venture fund 1776, hosted the 2015 Denver Challenge Cup at The Commons on Champa in Denver on November 24, 2015. The goal of the 1776 Challenge Cup is to “discover the most promising, highly scalable startups that are poised to solve the major challenges of our time.”

Winners of the Denver Local round then move up to the Regional competition and each of the winners in the 9 Regional Challenge Cups - along with a few wild cards – are invited to participate in the Global Finals to be held June 2016 in Washington, D.C.

“There, they’ll compete for over $1 million in prizes, as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.”


a few images from the 2015 Denver Challenge Cup

Each of 20 entrepreneurs had two minutes to pitch to the judges and one minute for questions. 

Michelle Archuleta, CEO of Doctor Speak, describes their platform for "translating medical terminology and speech into something you as a patient can understand and use to make informed medical decisions."

With the energy radiated by Daryl Oster, Founder and CEO of ET3 Global Alliance, Inc., we may soon be ridding in high-speed evacuated tubes pods.

Dynamic Desiree Shank, Founder and CEO of Future College Fund, describes how to crowdfund your child's college education. 

Anthony Franco, CEO of mcSquares, describes their "dry-erase system that enables you to collaborate and create like never before."

mcSquares gets everyone involved in the process on an equal footing. Shy or not. 

John Schnipkoweit, CEO/Co-Founder, on supercharging your Fitbit for better health.

Mike Kobneck, President and co-founder of Novum Concepts, describes Biophone, a smart-phone/iPad app that deploys “to first responders to capture images and video from the field that are sent to the ER prior to arrival.” 

Kevin Krauth, co-founder of Orderly Health, explains how their service helps you "understand your complete cost of care, including what you spend outside of your insurance company" by combining "healthcare spending from both claims and personal spending accounts to show you every dollar spent to keep you and your family healthy."

Wendi Burkhardt is co-founder and CEO of Silvernest, an online market that "boldly breaks the rules of aging so you can open your home on your own terms. We’re creating the next generation of roommates. A more modern kind. A well matched kind."

CONGRATULATIONS TO the winners & ALL THE Participants!


Learn more about the 1776 Challenge cup here.

Find links to the 20 competing startups pitching at the 2014 Challenge Cup here.