(September 27, 2013 – Tulsa, Oklahoma) – Today StartUp Cup announced the Judges selected to participate in the First Annual World StartUp Cup to be held in Yerevan, Armenia January 23 – 24, 2014.

Eleven Judges were nominated for the prestigious honor of judging the Top Seven winners from local StartUp Cup business model competitions around the globe. After a detailed review of each submission, including verification of availability, the following champions of entrepreneurship were selected to serve as the five Judges of the 2014 World StartUp Cup:


“We are continually impressed by the level of talented Judges and enthusiastic Organizers we have as part of the StartUp Cup family, and the quality of Judges presented from around the world made the job of our selection committee all the more difficult,” said Sean Griffin, CEO & Founder of StartUp Cup. “These Judges were selected for their breadth and depth of experience, their industry focus, and stellar mentoring skills. We truly wish we were able to include everyone that was nominated and are grateful for the tremendous dedication of all the StartUp Cup Judges to our entrepreneur heroes and heroines. Their unselfish help in guiding the entrepreneurs along their journey is beyond measure.”

A small number of special invitations to attend the World StartUp Cup will be made available to the public. Registration, information and updates can be found at the World StartUp Cup website: worldstartupcup.com

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StartUp Cup is a global leader in the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurship, startups and job creation with a portfolio of entrepreneurial programs that empower ANYONE with ANY type of idea to design, test and build a sustainable business. StartUp Cup is a Featured Event of Global Entrepreneurship Week and is an Official Partner of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Entrepreneurship Program. For more information visit startupcup.com.