By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

GriffinWorx, one of the largest business building organizations in the world, today announced that Roman S. Ponos has joined their growing team as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ponos will provide strategic leadership while managing GriffinWorx global team of entrepreneurs, program managers, event organizers and business mentors. Sean Griffin, Founder and previous CEO, will transition to the [...]

Actor Ashton Kutcher Invests In Pakistan StartUp Cup Winner, Cowlar

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Known as the ‘Fitbit for cows’, this is not the first time the Pakistani startup Cowlar has been backed by Aston Kutcher. His efforts have helped the dairy farmers increase their milk yield by 15%. Cowlar provides a smart collar for cows which help the farmers keep check on their cattle. The smart collar provides a way to keep [...]

Costa Rica Entrepreneurial Ecosystem EcoBoost Report

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

San Jose, Costa Rica - On April 28, 2017 as part of a two-day AWS Extreme Build-A-Business Weekend, the GriffinWorx team convened a group of stakeholders, business service providers and entrepreneurs from within the Costa Rican/South America entrepreneurship ecosystem to gain a fresh perspective on the gaps and needs for the entrepreneurs in the country. The stakeholders [...]

Brooklyn eBay StartUp Cup Mentor Shares His Extreme-Build-A-Business Weekend Experience

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

by Guest Blogger, Norman Schwartz I had the privileged opportunity to mentor at the Brooklyn eBay StartUp Cup Challenge, sponsored by the eBay Foundation and powered by GriffinWorx. StartUp Cup is business acceleration program pioneered by Sean Griffin in 2012, allowing enterprising entrepreneurs to take their business ideas to the next level by interfacing with trained [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]