Global Entrepreneurship Week
 
There was an incredible energy in the air last week as countries around the world celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Here are a few of the highlights for StartUp Cup during one of the busiest weeks of the year for entrepreneurs:
 
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Panel
StartUp Cup CEO Sean Griffin joined Rob Schneider from USAID, Jean Rogers, COO, WE Connect International and Seema Patel from DAI on a panel arranged by the Society for International Development – Washington, D.C. Chapter‘s Private Sector Development and Civil Society Workgroup as a joint event.  SID Washington on Facebook & Twitter.
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Georgetown University
Jeff Reid, Founding Director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, invited Sean to drop in on an evening entrepreneurship class at Georgetown, joining Zaarly.com cofounder Eric Koester and Learning Objects COO Allison Phillips. Georgetown Entrepreneurship on Twitter.
 
World StartUp Cup
A new date has been announced for World StartUp Cup, a global celebration of the world’s most promising entrepreneurs.  To ensure an inclusive event which allows ample time for the grand prize winners of our 60+ StartUp Cups in more than 45 countries around the world to submit for an opportunity to compete on a global stage, World StartUp Cup will be held on March 5 – 6, 2014 in Yerevan, Armenia. Visit WorldStartUpCup.com for additional details and an introduction to our judges.
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Most exciting of all, many of our 60+ licensed StartUp Cups in more than 45 countries around the globe celebrated their final awards ceremonies and announced the winners of their competitions, who are now eligible to compete in World StartUp Cup.  We’ll be sharing photos and updates in an upcoming post.