Startup Compete Registration Instructions

The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup is managed online by Arkansas Capital staff through the

The team leader or other team-designated individual is responsible for setting up the team’s Startup Compete account to enter the competition.  This individual is also responsible for submitting the team’s intent to compete and uploading the business plan to Startup Compete.

(Note: As you begin working in Startup Compete, the words “Profile” and “Account” are used interchangeably.)

To register for the 2017 competition, go to

At the left side of the page is an orange button with the words “Log In / Register.” Click on this button. A box with a orange-gold strip across the top will pop up on the screen.

If you are “New to Startup Compete,” follow these directions:

Click the “Create User Account” blue button. A page, “Register for a new StartupCompete User Profile” will appear.

Please fill out only the information marked with an asterisk:

  • Email address
  • Password (and confirm password)
  • First and Last Names
  • Gender
  • Phone Number
  • Country, Address, City, State, Zip Code

Remember your email address and password. This will be the login information for your account from this point forward.

In the “Roles and Communications” box, the first statement is the only statement you need to answer for the purpose of the competition. It asks, “Select one or more role/s to describe your relationship with Startup Compete.” Check any box — the competition has no preference as to which box should be checked.

At the bottom of this box, uncheck the box for “Notify me via email on … New Competitions,” unless you want to receive email from Startup Compete and the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

Click “I agree” in the Terms and Conditions.

Type the letters shown in the image, and click “Save.”

If you have an existing StartUp Compete account:

Go to and click the orange “Log In / Register” button on the left side of the page.

A box with an orange-gold strip across the top will appear. Under “Returning to Startup Compete,” enter your email address and your password.

If you need to use a new email address — or if you’ve forgotten the email address used previously, you will need to create a new account. See above, “New to Startup Compete.”

If you’ve forgotten your password, click on “Forgot Password?” and follow the prompts.

Next Step — Submitting Intents to Compete

The next step for the team is to submit an “Intent to Compete” at this link. Intents are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017. Teams that are still undecided about competing by February 3 should still submit an intent to compete. If a team does not submit a business plan in the competition by the February 26 deadline, the intent to compete is dropped from its Startup Compete account.

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