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Some of you may have noticed that we shifted the date of the November event to be one week later than the traditional date. Our new event date places us at the beginning of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015.

We’re now excited to announce that by doing so, we’re able to give the Groningen entrepreneurial community an even bigger opportunity. An opportunity for you to showcase your Startups on a global scale.

Many cities around the world have hosted their Startup Weekend at the beginning or end of Global Entrepreneurship Week, making it the busiest 10 days of the year for Startup Weekend. This year, more than 250 (!) events will take place during these two weekends.

With more than two hundred and fifty cities, all hosting Startup Weekend at the same time, we’re estimating about 3500 teams will created in a period of just 10 days. With these astonishing numbers, it only makes sense to go above and beyond the usual competition and make it truly global.

Welcome to the largest startup battle ever held – Global Startup Battle 2015 – a global celebration of innovation that gives you, your idea, your team, and your city a unique chance at startup success.

GSB 2015 will consist of six different tracks:

The champions track enables the winning three teams from each city to compete to be the best startup of their region and then the regional winners compete to find the best startup on the planet.

Four of the tracks are designed for teams that do not place in the top three places.

The final track is open to any startup, anywhere in the world.

More information will be given during the event itself, but all teams should prepare to make and submit  a short 90 second video, showcasing the startup, within 48 hours of the weekend finishing. We are currently working to ensure that there are facilities for you to do this at the end of Sunday, should you wish to do so.

You can read more about GSB2015 here: http://www.globalstartupbattle.co/overview

You can read more about the tracks and how to win here: http://www.globalstartupbattle.co/tracks

Nick Stevens