The eBay StartUp Cup Challenge is a powerful business model competition open to any type of business idea in Berlin, India, Israel, New York City and Washington D.C. Sponsored by the eBay Foundation, a corporate advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation and powered by GriffinWorx, the eBay StartUp Cup Challenge is an inclusive, grassroots-driven entrepreneurship empowerment program proven to grow businesses, entrepreneurs and the ecosystems that support entrepreneurs. In 2018 we are looking to invite 100 teams to join the competition, kicking off with Extreme Build-a-Business weekend on 30 June – 1 July. Here’s the timeline with all important dates this year.

The eBay StartUp Cup Challenge is not easy. Only those businesses that are able to showcase progress continually growing their businesses advance through the StartUp Cup Challenge. Business builders who compete in the eBay StartUp Cup are rewarded for turning their idea into a viable business, taking an existing business to the next level, going to market quickly, generating revenue, building a team, and modifying their business model as they learn what drives customers and revenue. Business builders of the eBay StartUp Cup do not have to be experts at creating polished documents or accounting wizards. Instead, what they lack in experience, they make up for in passion and dedication to achieve their dream. Check out the rules of the competition for more details.

The event organizers of eBay StartUp Cup are passionate about seeing regular people realize their dreams by starting and building their own businesses.

The way startups are being built is rapidly changing. Today, entrepreneurs are rewarded for going to market fast, securing customers, and generating revenue as quickly as possible. As we like to say, “Generate revenue in hours. Not days, weeks or months.” Our focus is to facilitate this process and ultimately your success.

We believe that investing in the business leaders of today and tomorrow is vital for our long-term economic sustainability, that business builders are the hero’s of our time, fostering an increase in creativity, imagination, and innovation. The eBay StartUp Cup is a tribute to the dreamers, doers, and visionaries of our community.

What’s your big idea? The time is now. Unleash it today!

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