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Startup World Cup regionals scheduled in Arkansas

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“Startup Cup”

The Startup World Cup, a global venture competition by Pegasus Ventures, is taking regional qualifiers to Arkansas this August. Designed to showcase the innovative concepts of budding entrepreneurs from diverse sectors, the local winners of this contest will have a shot at the global finals in Silicon Valley.

The preliminary round coordination has been handed to Startup Junkie, an Arkansas-native entrepreneurship firm. Startup Junkie is known for aiding fledgling enterprises to gain a foothold in business, and its executive director, Caleb Talley, has praised Pegasus Ventures for their shared commitment to local entrepreneurship.

Talley has expressed excitement and honor at the prospect of hosting this prestigious event in Arkansas.

Arkansas hosts Startup World Cup regionals.

He believes it symbolizes the growth and vibrancy of the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, serving to attract potential investors and thereby stimulate economic growth.

Moreover, Talley compares Arkansas’s entrepreneurial progress with global innovation hubs such as Dubai and Silicon Valley, proud that hosting the event highlights the significant headway made in the state’s entrepreneurial sector.

Victors of the Startup World Cup stand to gain an investment of around one million dollars. Talley underlined the impact of this opportunity and how Startup Junkie continues to furnish its entrepreneurs with vital financial resources.

Entrepreneurial hopefuls interested in joining the contest can apply via Startup Junkie’s website by submitting a detailed pitch deck. The selected participants will then present their pitches in a live contest before a panel of seasoned judges, evaluating not just their start-up idea’s feasibility but also their presentation prowess, understanding of the marketplace, and resilience in tackling tough inquiries. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and further mentorship and resources from Startup Junkie.

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