GEW/USA Partner News: The StartUp Cup Kicks off this Week

As planning for GEW 2013 moves into full swing for our partners, we want to again highlight organizations within the GEW network as they continue to further their entrepreneurial ecosystems. The StartUp Cup kicked off on April 16 at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sponsored by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, the competition offers entrepreneurs a chance to compete for a $30,000 grand prize. A featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the competition is open to anyone with a new business idea or a business that has been in operation less than three years. Last year’s winner, Roger Shollmier, the man behind The Galley sinks, described the Startup Cup, "It's like getting a free college course with multiple professors that are at your beck and call to guide you." He added that since his win, announced during GEW 2012, business has been booming, even going international. StartUp Cup entries will be accepted until May 20. More GEW/USA partner news:

  • The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) celebrated its 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City this week. NFTE founder, Steve Mariotti said, "Even after 25 years, I am continually amazed by the dedication, passion and creativity of these budding entrepreneurs.”
  • DECA is holding The International Career Development Conference next week in Anaheim, CA. The ICDC provides the opportunity to participate in leadership development, receive recognition for your competitive achievements, and Aspire Higher through interaction with nearly 2,000 students, advisors, and industry leaders.
  • This week, the members of the Mohawk Valley Community College Entrepreneurs Academy and Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), in Utica, NY will host eight local students ages 11 to 19 will take the stage at Mohawk Valley Community College to pitch entrepreneurial plans to prominent local business leaders.
  • Follow us on Twitter for more updates and partner news @GEWUSA. Also, like us on Facebook; we post articles daily on all things entrepreneurship.

[Photo Credit: TCC StartUp Cup]

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