The StartUp Cup global community is expanding with over 53 StartUp Cups being organized in 41 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.IMG_1541

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 another five of our StartUp Cups that are putting a dent in the entrepreneurial universe.

Belarus StartUp Cup  just kicked-off their first annual business model competition on August 12. The organizing team is very involved with GEW Belarus, and we know they will do a fantastic job promoting Belarus StartUp Cup as a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Tehran, Iran has become our newest location to host a StartUp Cup competition. We are very excited to have Tehran as part of the StartUp Cup family.

Benghazi, Libya will be kicking-off their maiden StartUp Cup competition in early September. This is the second StartUp Cup in Libya and we thank Silatech for their stewardship of entrepreneurship in the country.

UNM-Bake-Sale-2011edit-150x150Nourish StartUp Cup launched their second annual StartUp Cup at the beginning of August. They specifically focus on teams formed on college campuses in the United States that then create businesses to support social ventures in other countries.

Both San Luis and Armenia StartUp Cup competitions are about to host their Top 25 Pitching Sessions. We can’t wait to see which teams advance in these competitions.


More cities are joining our StartUp Cup family every week. It has been an amazing ride these past few months as the StartUp Cups around the world dive head-first into their competitions and begin to make a dent in the universe. Remember, Stop Talking & Start Doing. If you are interested in organizing a StartUp Cup in your local community (or know someone who might be) please apply for a no-cost license at: