Boise will be one of more than 50 cities stretched across the globe hosting the the Challenge Cup, an entrepreneur pitch event paying big cash awards to finalists.
On Jan. 13, selected entrepreneurs will give two-minute pitches about their startups’ business models and growth plans to a panel of judges from Trailhead, Boise State University School of Innovation and the local startup community.
Boise winners will advance to a regional competition in San Francisco for a chance to advance to the international finals in Washington, D.C., where judges will award more than $1 million in prizes.
A total of 135 teams will compete from nine regions: eastern North America, eastern Mediterranean/Europe, Africa, western North America, western Europe, eastern Asia, Latin America, Middle East/North Africa and India/southeast Asia/Oceania.
Trailhead is a nonprofit and coworking space with more than 130 members that strives to connect entrepreneurs with mentors and investors.
Go the Trailhead’s website, trailhead.org, to learn more about Challenge Cup and how to apply to enter the competition.