The StartUp Cup team has been actively designing entrepreneurial ecosystems, producing business model competitions, designing experiential based entrepreneurial programs and building entrepreneurial communities since 2006.
StartUp Cup Leadership
Sean facilitates organizational strategies, entrepreneurial program development, strategic partnerships, and entrepreneurial ecosystem design. Sean is an internationally renowned visual thinker, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur turned entrepreneurial educator, and community builder.
@seankgriffin on Twitter | Connect with Sean on LinkedIn
Brenda supports global operations for StartUp Cup including project management, program management, licensing management, IT, contracting and business model development. @BRios13 on twitter | Connect with Brenda on LinkedIn
Dalia manages implementation of the WECREATE Project and facilitating development of StartUp Cup organizers and partnerships throughout the world. @DaliaAlSaid on twitter | Connect with Dalia on LinkedIn
Vice President, Entrepreneurial Community Development
Araksia manages the global network of StartUp Cup organizers and is leading implementation of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) WECREATE Project. Araksia has been a StartUp Cup Master Mentor | Judge with StartUp Cup since 2012 and a 2014 World StartUp Cup Judge. Connect with Araksia on LinkedIn
Vice President, Entrepreneurship
Waleed supports development of StartUp Cup’s strategic direction, curriculum development and implementation of the AWEP WECREATE Project. Waleed has been a StartUp Cup Master Mentor and Judge with StartUp Cup since 2012. Connect with Waleed on LinkedIn
Senior Community and Entrepreneurial Development Manager
Aurica brings extensive international women empowerment experience supporting the implementation of the AWEP and Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) WECREATE Projects. Connect with Aurica on LinkedIn
Associate | Silicon Valley Region
Alice supports facilitating development and management of StartUp Cup partnerships in the Silicon Valley Region. Alice has been actively involved in StartUp Cup since 2011 as Organizer of Silicon Valley StartUp Cup. Connect with Alice on LinkedIn
T-Bone is responsible for all StartUp Cup creative, brand standards, and design. Sheri has been actively involved in StartUp Cup since its inception.
Naledi is responsible for managing StartUp Cup’s global network of licensed organizers and programs and promotion of StartUp Cup through social media and other online media outlets.
StartUp Cup Thought Partners
Michael advises business model and strategic direction for StartUp Cup. Michael supports entrepreneurial program design along with entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Michael is a business model mentor and judge with Silicon Valley StartUp Cup. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn
CEO, AVB Bank
Ted has been an actively involved in the design and development of StartUp Cup since 2006. Ted continues supporting the growth of StartUp Cup by guiding strategic direction, entrepreneurial program design, along with entrepreneurial ecosystem coaching. Ted has been a judge and mentor with StartUp Cup since 2007. Connect with Ted on LinkedIn
Lisa advises business model and strategic partnership development for StartUp Cup. Lisa supports entrepreneurial program design along with startup coaching. Lisa has been a business model mentor with StartUp Cup since 2011. Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn
Michelle supports creative direction, strategic partnership development and artist entrepreneurship growth. Michelle has been a business model mentor with StartUp Cup since 2009. @artistMFReid on Twitter | Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn
Amy Reeves Robinson
StartUp Cup Master Mentor
Intellectual Property Attorney, GableGotwals
Paul advises business model and intellectual property development for StartUp Cup. Paul supports entrepreneurial program design along with entrepreneurial ecosystem coaching. Paul has been a business model mentor with StartUp Cup since 2010. Connect with Paul on LinkedIn
StartUp Cup Judge & Master Mentor
Mohamed advises and supports entrepreneurial ecosystem development and mentor training. Mohamed has been a Master Mentor, business model designer, and Judge with StartUp Cup since 2012. Connect with Mohamed on LinkedIn
Founder & CEO, CyberVision International
Murtaza advises business model and strategic direction for StartUp Cup. Murtaza supports entrepreneurial program design along with entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Murtaza has been actively involved with StartUp Cup since 2013 as Executive Director of TiE Islamabad and Organizer of Pakistan StartUp Cup. Connect with Murtaza on LinkedIn