1776 Challenge Cup: The Finalists


We are proud to present the finalists of the 1776 Challenge Cup Ghent!

The top 15 made it and will be competing against each other in a pitching competition on the 20th of September. 

The format of this competition will be a 2 minute pitch followed by a Q & A by the jury. 

Our jury:

Justine Harcourt de Tourville, Storytelling & Brand Positioning Expert

David Dessers, Managing Partner Cresco

Thierry Bouffioux, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, Chief Strategy Officer Stad Gent

The winner will get to participate in the Global Finals in New York City in November!

1776 Challenge Cup: The Finalists

The selected startups: 


Architect Luc Maes is searching solutions for bicycle paths combining mobility with water and utilities management.


Blue Dot Ventures GCV created a safe cloud solution called Tribeforce, the platform gives you insight in the knowledge, skills and motivation of each person you work with. 


The creation of valuable circular products from wasted materials.


OpenMotics is a platform for the amplification of buildings to increase efficiency and comfort by means of 3th party services. 


The 'parent community' app PARC is a safe and closed network of parents built around your kid's friends. 


A workspace management platform for operators of business and coworking centers. 


Bao is a new kind of construction company that makes a modular utility system for city living. 


Happs Development wants to make an educational game for dyslexic children. 


The trusted app to pay and manage all your invoices both digital and paper easily. 


A bike sharing start-up focused on bike redistribution by using a unique payment and promotion system.


Hoplr connects people who are living in the same neighbourhood or with their local government. 


Fluves offers advanced sensor and monitoring systems for different water related industries. 

Visual Dimension

An innovation company in VR and 3D for cultural heritage, tourism and education. 


A marketplace with an automated guidance for all relocation decisions, based on the mover's profile.

Come and cheer on your favourite!