Humboldt StartUp Cup is a grassroots, locally driven business model competition open to anyone with a business idea, from a new widget to an industrial innovation.
Designed to increase both the quality and quantity of entrepreneurs in our region, this competition is modeled after real world hurdles and successes in today’s dynamic economy. Every step in the Humboldt StartUp Cup process is designed to maximize promotional opportunities, support entrepreneurial growth, and expand business and community connections. Through the duration of the competition, participants will be coached and mentored by experienced entrepreneurs. This process has been fine-tuned by entrepreneurs, judges, coaches, and community leaders who have participated in StartUp Cups around the world.