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GriffinWorx and Sou Sou Announce Strategic Partnership to Empower Entrepreneurs with Technical Assistance and Capital

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Did you know that less than 1% of all entrepreneurs receive a business loan or private equity within their first 3 years? The odds are even worse for women, youth, and other disadvantaged groups. In fact, 99% of nascent companies use personal savings, friends, and family contributions to start or grow a business. What’s worse is [...]

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eBay StartUp Cup Challenge Launches in Four Global Cities

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

Mentors from eBay will work with entrepreneurs, creating opportunities and supporting innovation. eBay Foundation and GriffinWorx have launched the 2017 eBay StartUp Cup Challenge, a business model competition in four cities helping early stage entrepreneurs with any type of business idea to design, test and build a viable business. Through a competitive selection process over several [...]

Bangladesh StartUp Cup Launches Seven City/District nationwide Business Model Competition

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

‘What continues to strike me is the resilience of the people, the entrepreneurs of Bangladesh’ The StartUp Cup 2017 – a flagship business model competition – has begun in the city with a view to creating an ecosystem of entrepreneurs. This year’s theme of the StartUp event is – Nurture locally, Scale nationally. The Netherlands Embassy, [...]

World StartUp Cup Winner, Patari Raises $200,000

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: News|

Patari, one of Pakistan’s most celebrated startups announced this Friday that it has secured US$ 200,000 of seed stage funding from Sarmayacar, an investor syndicate. Patari, a music streaming service that has already won several awards, announced the investment details in a signing event in Lahore. The signing event featured Patari’s team, including its founders and [...]

WECREATE | KENYA Celebrates One Year of Women’s Empowerment and Job Creation

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Global Entrepreneurship Week, News|

It’s been one year since the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) opened in Lavington, Kenya on November 17, 2015. On Thursday, as part of a week-long celebration during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the center officially celebrated their progress in providing the tools and resources to support the growth of [...]

WECREATE | VIETNAM Opens in Hanoi

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|

Vietnam becomes home to fifth WECREATE Center to Expand Entrepreneurship and Gender Equality Empowerment for Women U.S., Vietnamese officials and GriffinWorx leadership gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 21 for the opening of Vietnam’s first Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE). The center will bring 2,200 jobs to [...]

StartUp Cup Announces Nonprofit Status | Rebrands as GriffinWorx

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Africa StartUp Cup, Business model design, Entrepreneur Community, Entrepreneur Mentor Networks, Entrepreneurial Communities, Entrepreneurial ecosystem, entrepreneurship, Global Entrepreneurship Week, News, SMEs, StartUp Academy, StartUp Cup Awards Ceremonies, WECREATE, WECREATE Initative, Women Empowerment, Women Entrepreneurship, World StartUp Cup|

StartUp Cup Announces Nonprofit Status, Rebrands as GriffinWorx Change will Expand Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in More than 60 Countries August 4, 2016 StartUp Cup, a global network of entrepreneurial mobilization projects empowering communities, governments, and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, is proud to announce that it has moved from for-profit to non-profit status and has renamed the [...]

WECREATE | MALI Request for Applications Selection of Local Implementing Partner

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Entrepreneur Community, Entrepreneur Mentor Networks, Entrepreneurial Communities, News, StartUp Academy, Uncategorized, WECREATE, WECREATE Initative, Women Empowerment, Women Entrepreneurship|

StartUp Cup in partnership with the U.S. State Department, will implement the AWEP WECREATE | MALI Center in 2016-2017. The WECREATE Center, like both in Zambia and Kenya, will provide critical business information and tools specific to the needs of women business owners, a safe haven where networking and workshops take place on a regular basis, [...]

The Story Behind Airsave Africa StartUp Cup 2nd Place Winner

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Africa StartUp Cup, Entrepreneur Community, Entrepreneurial Communities, Entrepreneurial ecosystem, entrepreneurship, News, StartUp Cup Awards Ceremonies, World StartUp Cup|

Henry Damulira faced many challenges, like many entrepreneurs from around the world. He came from a poor family, and as he grew up, he realized that he had a solution to a problem that many in his situation were facing. As a young child, he would fetch water by hand with the goal of saving enough [...]

Africa StartUp Cup Winner | Connecting the Unconnectable

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Africa StartUp Cup, Entrepreneur Community, Entrepreneur Mentor Networks, Entrepreneurial Communities, Entrepreneurial ecosystem, News, StartUp Academy, StartUp Cup Awards Ceremonies, Women Empowerment, Women Entrepreneurship, World StartUp Cup|

  Othmane Bekkair with fellow entrepreneurs during Africa StartUp Cup 2016 in Accra, Ghana. A small rural Moroccan farmer lost his entire harvest one year. After spending months trying to figure out what went wrong, he ultimately learned he had planted too many crops, not allowing any of them to get the nutrients needed [...]