Three StartUp Cups Selected As Global Entrepreneurship Week Featured Events

Global Entrepreneurship Week announced StartUp Cup as a featured event during its annual celebration of entrepreneurship. Three local StartUp Cup efforts, Tulsa, Okla., Santa Clara County, CA, and Cairo, Egypt will be highlighted.

“Startups are an essential element to any entrepreneurial ecosystem—they bring ideas to life, creating jobs and expanding economies around the world,” said Jonathan Ortmans, President of Global Entrepreneurship Week. “The StartUp Cup enables any community or country to not only uncover promising new firms, but to help cultivate the entrepreneurs behind them.”

All three local StartUp Cups will conclude their business model competitions during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) – November 12-18, 2012.

“We are thrilled to be highlighted by Global Entrepreneurship Week and honored to be a featured event,” said Sean Griffin, CEO and Founder of StartUp Cup. “The StartUp Cup award celebration is the culmination of multiple months of the business model competition and has been specifically designed to support enhancing local Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations.”

On November 13, 2012, after participating in an intensive seven-month competitive business building process, the winners of the Tulsa Community College StartUp Cup, sponsored by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, will be announced during TulsaGEW.

The objective of the Cairo StartUp Cup is to facilitate the establishment of at least 100 new startup companies that have the potential to create jobs in Egypt. The winning Cairo StartUp Cup teams will be recognized based on real business results, and will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 15, 2012.

Santa Clara County StartUp Cup will host their business model competition celebration on November 15, 2012 where the first, second and third place winners will be announced.

About Startup Cup
StartUp Cup is an international grassroots, locally driven, business model competition open to anyone with any type of business idea. Entrepreneurs receive coaching and mentoring from local seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders throughout the competition. This proven model to build businesses and create jobs can be replicated in any community. For more information visit