Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) announced Three StartUp Cups as featured events during its annual celebration of entrepreneurs. StartUp Cup efforts in, Tulsa, Okla.(GEW/USA) Santa Clara County, CA, (GEW/USA) and Cairo, Egypt(GEW) will be highlighted.

“Startups are an essential element to any entrepreneurial ecosystem—they bring ideas to life, creating jobs and expanding economies around the world,” said Jonathan Ortmans, President of Global Entrepreneurship Week. “The StartUp Cup enables any community or country to not only uncover promising new firms, but to help cultivate the entrepreneurs behind them.”

All three local StartUp Cups will conclude their business model competitions during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) – November 12-18, 2012.

“We are thrilled to be highlighted by Global Entrepreneurship Week and honored to have three StartUp Cups as featured event,” said Sean Griffin, CEO and Founder of StartUp Cup. “The StartUp Cup award celebration is the culmination of multiple months of business building mentoring that brings together communities and entrepreneurial enthusiasts enhancing local entrepreneurial ecosystems.”

On November 13, 2012, after participating in an intensive seven-month competitive business building process, the winners of the Tulsa Community College StartUp Cup, sponsored by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, will be announced during TulsaGEW.

The objective of the Cairo StartUp Cup is to facilitate the establishment of new startup companies that have the potential to create jobs in Egypt. The winning Cairo StartUp Cup teams will be recognized based on real business results, and will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 15, 2012.

Santa Clara County StartUp Cup will host their business model competition celebration on November 15, 2012 where the first, second and third place winners will be announced.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. In four years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to more than 120 countries—empowering nearly 20 million people through 95,000 activities over that time. Powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a growing network of 24,000 partner organizations. For more information, visit and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.

About Startup Cup
StartUp Cup is a global network of locally driven, business model competition open to anyone with any type of business idea. Entrepreneurs receive coaching and mentoring from local seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders throughout the competition. This proven model to build businesses and create jobs can be replicated in any community. For more information email and follow @ startupcup on Twitter.