Vietnam Becomes Home to 5th WECREATE | CENTER

U.S., Vietnamese officials and GriffinWorx leadership gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 21 for the opening of Vietnam's first women entrepreneurship center  in Vietam WECREATE | Vietnam will bring 2,200 jobs to the region in 2017 and provide resources for the advancement of women's entrepreneurship. Pr ogramming and events will be tailored to the specific needs of female entrepreneurs, leveraging StartUp Cup's portfolio of entrepreneurial programs powered by GriffinWorx, to help them successfully build sustainable female-owned businesses.

To learn more about WECREATE | Vietnam click here.

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Russia StartUp Cup Announces Finazzi as First Place Winner During the Global Entrepreneurship  Summit 2016

The Russia StartUp Cup awards ceremony took place in St. Petersburg on November 18, 2016. Russia StartUp Cup is one of Russia's largest and longest-running startup competitions. This year, Russia StartUp Cup announced  Finazzi as the first place winner. Finazzi is a p latform that uses primary financial reporting and data to help companies build forecasts of key financial and operational performance metrics and assess current and projected risks. 

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WECREATE | CAMBODIA Celebrates Handover in Phnom Penh

Since its launch in September 2015, the WECREATE | Cambodia Center has supported 1,338 women entrepreneurs in building 101 operating businesses resulting in 915 jobs. On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, WECREATE | CAMBODIA celebrated the signing of an MOU with Paz y Desarrollo (PYD), which translates to "Peace and Development", an organization which has helped manage development initiatives in more than a dozen nations worldwide. GriffinWorx looks forward to continuing its partnership with PYD to grow women entrepreneurs in Cambodia.

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The Fourth Annual Uganda Innovations StartUp Cup Business Model Competition

Uganda StartUp Cup hosted the Top 25 Pitches, inviting a multitude of industries to compete to secure their position in the Top 12 slot this November.
WECREATE | KENYA Celebrates One Year of Women's Empowerment and Job Creation

It's been one year since the  Women's Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) opened in Lavington, Kenya on November 17, 2015. On Thursday, as part of a week-long celebration during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the center officially celebrated their progress in providing the tools and resources to support the growth of successful women-owned businesses.

To learn more about WECREATE | KENYA click here.

The Cleaning Lady, a Social Enterprise Wins Philippines StartUp Cup 2016

Philippines StartUp Cup held their annual business model competition. Sectors that participated in the StartUp Cup Challenge included technology, home services, product manufacturing, transportation and more. The Cleaning Lady dominated its competitors and won the national title as StartUp Cup Philippines Champion, putting them on track to compete at World StartUp 2017.

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The U.S. Embassy and WECREATE | ZAMBIA Host the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit 

The Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit brought together Zambia's top and up and coming investors, lenders, and entrepreneurship empowerment organizations in Lusaka, Zambia. Exhibitors met with other Zambian entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas to enhance dialogue towards the development of an all-inclusive advocacy effort in entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit click here. 

TCC StartUp Cup 2014 Winner - Ediblend Superfood Café - Continues to Expand with Second Location in South Tulsa

Ediblend Superfood Cafe, a women-owned business run by sisters Amy Murray and Piper Kacere, will open a new location in South Tulsa, Oklahoma.

To learn more about Ediblend Superfood Café please click here.

Baja California Sur StartUp Cup Hosts Top 12 Pitches

Baja California Sur (BSC) StartUp hosted the Top 12 Pitches, inviting a multitude of industries to compete to secure their position in the Top 12 slot this November. 

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StartUp Academy Graduate and Founder of Pad Heaven, Florence Kamaitha Works with the Inmates at Langata Women's Prisons in Nairobi to Make Re-usable Sanitary Pads

Pad Heaven Initiative is a social enterprise that manufactures low cost sanitary pads to keep girls in class during their periods. Over 900,000 girls in Kenya miss up to 4 days a month from school due to lack of access to affordable sanitary pads. The project is aimed at providing low cost sanitary pads to women and girls in Kenya, while creating an economic activity for the prisoners, who are still in prison in an effort to reduce recidivism rates among inmates.

To learn more about Pad Heaven click here.

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