Northwest Arkansas StartUp Cup Business Model Competition is set to celebrate startups. The business model competition (open to any idea) will kick off on April 19, 2012. The kick-off event includes elevator pitch coaching, business model development workshop, and interactive networking.

Team members from the Northwest Arkansas StartUp Cup, lead by Producer Tonya Nkokeli, recently met at North West Arkansas Community College for a graphically facilitated StartUp Cup Game Plan session with community stakeholders. Participants identified potential champions, sponsors, judges, and coaches as well as developed their immediate action plan.

The Northwest Arkansas StartUp Cup award celebration will take place in November, 2012 in conjunction with the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurs and job creators who launch startups by participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week.

For information about creating a StartUp Cup in your community please contact Kristen Bergman.