Four extra startups have picked up chances to compete at the finals of the Challenge Cup 1776.

The winners were selected according to category (education, energy, health, and cities) through online voting as the People’s Choice for the US-based startup incubator hackathon finals.

Kenya’s Strauss Energy was selected as winner in the Energy category. The others are Learning List from Austin, Texas; Medxnote from Dublin, Ireland; and PopUpsters from San Francisco, California, for the Education, Health, Transportation & Cities categories respectively.

Strauss Energy, comprised of a team of innovators in the fields of engineering, energy and construction, aims to provide disruptive energy solutions to meet energy deficiencies in Kenya, Africa and the world at large.

Strauss Energy and three other winners from the just concluded challenge will, from May 11 to 16, compete alongside the previous four winners:  eKitabu, PowerGen Renewable Energy, Health-E-Net and tasKwetu – chosen from the regionals held in 16 cities , as semi-finalists at the Challenge Festival which is hosted by 1776 and Phillips, in Washington D.C. for $650,000 in total prizes (semifinalists will receive $50,000 in an investment from 1776 and the overall winner of the Challenge Cup will win $150,000 in an investment from 1776) and connections through which they’ll be able to meet potential partners, customers and investors.

Image source: Med City News

Chioma Nkemdilim Author

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