The StartUp Cup global community is expanding with over 40 StartUp Cups being organized in 34 countries. Our grassroots-based approach to growing entrepreneurs, communities and entrepreneurial ecosystems is proving to be one of the most high impact entrepreneurial programs in the world.

It is an exciting time to support the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems around the globe and we want to keep you informed on our impact. This week, we are featuring five StartUp Cups that are putting a dent in the entrepreneurial universe.

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St. Petersburg is the first StartUp Cup in Russia. They are in the middle of their submission campaign and have already won the StartUp Cup Team’s vote for coolest poster design!

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Malaysia will hold their kick-off event at the monthly meeting of Young Entrepreneur Society (YES) Malaysia. StartUp Cup Team members will travel to Malaysia in October for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

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Northwest Arkansas kicked off on June 4th. This is their second year and they anticipate even more participation than in 2012!

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Rio also kicked off their StartUp Cup competition on June 4th. They are collaborating with several regional entrepreneurship programs to get the word out.

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Paraguay has opened their submissions for the second year and they are already planning their awards celebration to take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week! The event is called “The Stars Night.”