Quick Facts

Our core objective is: To generate a global network of StartUp Cup organizers and partners acting as a catalyst to bring together entrepreneurial service providers, seasoned entrepreneurs, political leaders, higher education, and champions of startups in an effort to accelerate the growth of sustainable new businesses and local/regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Since 2011: More than 3,500 startups have competed in or participated in StartUp Cup’s portfolio of programs (a partial list is provided below). Even those who didn’t win First Place have shared how important the business building process has been to their success, especially highlighted are the judging and mentoring sessions.

  • 93% of the First Place winners remain in operation
  • 74% of the “Top Three” winners remain in operation
  • 61% of the “Top 12” semi-finalists remain in operation
  • 56% of the companies competing are woman owned

Past StartUp Cup participants still in operation (partial list):

4R Emerge Interactive Part-Time Pros
918moms.com Enviro-Valve PregoFIT
Arm Audio Books Fekra Squared Real Time Rehab
Blue Label Bartending Flower Tots The Galley Sink
Camp Fashionista Golden Waste Twin Foods
Cal-Tech Global Innovative Green House SeekingSitters
Capacity Sports Jack Bragg Shoes Skunk Whisperer
Cheerful Athletics Make-A-Review Vintage Electric
CrossRoads LED MicroForester Webkeyz
Diner Connect Nooon Zin Zin
EgyNile Olive Loom Zooni Leathers
Egypt’s Sarcasm Society Open Medicine Institute