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UPDATE: The Hashtag Battle has officially begun, start tweeting!

Get ready to tweet away! During GSB, tweet using your event hashtag to help your event win the GSB hashtag battle! The battle will rage on until November 26th (ends at 2pm PST) and winners will be announced on Dec 2nd. Encourage everyone to join in the fun!

In addition to the battle, we’ve created a social media guide to GSB that we hope you will find helpful. There is a lot of fun stuff happening and we don’t want you to miss out.


Open your #GSB2014 Social Media Guide

(part of your GSB Attendee Pack)


Rank

Prize for the winning city:

  • We’ll send 3 members of your Organizing team & your event Facilitator to UP Summit 2015 (date and location to be announced soon, flights and rooms covered!)
  • Sponsored happy hour for everyone at the event! Sometime after GSB is over and you’re rested again, we’ll work with your Organizing team to bring a fun time for you all to reunite and we’ll cover the costs for drinks and food!

How to participate:

  • Tweet normally using event hashtag
  • Navigate to the Hashtag Battle page and see where you rank overall, where you stack up against others in your region, and follow the greater global conversation

Important Notes:

  • Please be a good citizen and don’t tweet nonsense just to drive up numbers
  • Be aware that we will experience bot attacks throughout the battle, if you see this, please send the offending handle to gsb@up.co and we will blacklist them. Their tweets will then be removed from the count sometime later.
  • If you see your hashtag below and your event is using something else, let us know right away and we can change it in the system.
  • If you don’t see your event at all (or there is no hashtag listed by your city), it’s because we don’t have a hashtag on record for you. Please contact your Organizer and have them reach out to gsb@up.co so we can get an official hashtag on file for you.

Rules:

  • No paying for tweets in any form. Organic content only.
  • No paying for people to tweet for you
  • No Twitter bots, if any bots or automation is used, we may remove your city from the competition
  • Nothing automated whatsoever!

More than anything, this should be about a lively global conversation, please ask yourselves “Does this tweet add value?” before you send it.

See you online!

City Hashtag Handle
Aarhus #swaarhus @swaarhus
Accra N/A N/A
Aden N/A N/A
Albuquerque #SWABQ @sw_newmexico
Algiers #SWalgiers @SWAlgiers
Almaty N/A N/A
Amman #SWAMMAN @sw_amman
Annaba #SWannaba N/A
Antananarivo #SWTana N/A
Arequipa #SWArequipa N/A
Ashoka N/A N/A
Athens #SWathensoh @SWAthensOH
Atlanta #atlsw @atlsw
Auckland #SWAKL @AKLSW
Bahrain #SWBahrain N/A
Baku #SWBaku @SWBaku
Bali #SUWBali @SUWbali
Bangalore N/A N/A
Bergen #UPBergen @UPBergen
Bern N/A @suwbern
Bloomington #swbtown @startupbtown
Bogota #SWBogota N/A
Bogota – EDU #swedubogota N/A
Boston #swedubos @swboston
Bratislava #swbratislava @swbratislava
Brescia N/A N/A
Budapest #swbudapest
Buenos Aires #swba @swbuenosaires
Burgos #swburgos @SWBurgos
Cairns #swcairns @itshainsy
Cambridge #swcambridge @Cambridge_SW
Cancun #SWCancun3 @sw_cancun
Cape Cod #swcapecod @swcapecod
Caracas N/A N/A
Casablanca #SWCasa N/A
Cedar Falls #SWCF14 @SWCedarFalls
Charlottesville #CvilleSWEDU @StartupCville
Chengdu #swcd @swchengdu
Chiang Mai #SWCNX N/A
Chicago #SWchi @SWChicago
Chisinau #swchisinau @swchisinau
Cincinnati #SWcincy @SWcincinnati
Clark #SWClark @swclarkph
Cochabamba N/A N/A
Columbia #StartupWeekendCola @SWColaSC
Columbus #SWcbus @SWColumbus
Compiegne #SWCompiegne @SWCompiegne
Copenhagen #swcopenhagen @swcopenhagen
Cordoba #SWCordobaMx2 @swcordobamx
Cordoba #swodb @swcordobaodb
Cork #swcork14 @SWCork
Costa Rica #SWCR @SWCostaRica
Curitiba #SWEDUCuritiba N/A
Dakar #swdakar @https://twitter.com/swdakar
Dallas #SWDallasEDU @SWDallasEDU
Detroit #SWdetroit @NA
Dhaka #SWDhaka N/A
Doha N/A N/A
Dresden #swdd14 @SW_Dresden
Dublin N/A N/A
Dubrovnik #swdubrovnik @swdubrovnik
Elon #SWtriad @TriadStartup
Erbil #SWErbil @SW_Erbil
Eugene #SWEugene @SWEugene
Farmington N/A N/A
Florianópolis #SWFloripaMobile @SWFloripa
Fort Worth #SWfortworth @SWFortWorth
Fortaleza #SWFortaleza N/A
Fredericton #SWNB N/A
Fukuoka N/A N/A
Gainesville #swgainesville @StartupGNV
Galway #swgalway @galstartweekend
Genova #swgenova @SWGenova
Giza #SWGiza @EgySW
Gold Coast #SWGC @SiliconLakes
Gran Canaria #swGC2014 @SWGranCanaria
Grenoble #swgrenoble SWGrenoble
Guam #SWGUAM N/A
Guangzhou N/A N/A
Guatemala City #SWGuate @GuatemalaCitySW
Guayaquil #StartupGYE @StartupGYE
Guaymas #SWGuaymas @SWGuaymas
Hamilton ON #SWHM @starthamilton
Harare #GSBHarare @StartupbattleZw
Hong Kong #SWHK @SWHongKong
Honolulu #swhnl #startupparadise @swhnl
Houston #SWHoustonEDU @SWHouston
Huancayo #SWHuancayo @SWHuancayo
Hyderabad #swhyd @swhyderabad
Isfahan N/A N/A
Istanbul N/A N/A
Jalandhar #SWJalandharlpu @SWJalandharlpu
Johor Bahru #SWJohorBahru @SWJohorBahru
Juliaca #SWJuliaca @SWJuliaca
Kakinada N/A N/A
Kalamazoo #SWkzoo @SWKalamazoo
Kamloops #SWKamloops @swkamloops
Kansas City #KCSW @KCSW
Kathmandu N/A N/A
Khartoum #SWkhartoum @SWkh2014
Kiev #swkiev @swkiev
Kigali #SWKigali @SWKigali
Kirkland #swKirMaker @kirklandstartup
Kyoto N/A N/A
La Paz #SWLaPaz N/A
Lagos #SWLagos @iDEAng
Lajeado #swlajeado @swlajeado
Lancaster #LUSW @LancasterUniSW
Las Vegas #SWLV N/A
Le Havre #swlehavre @swlehavre
Lehigh Valley #lvpasw @LVPASW
Leon #SWLeonMx N/A
Lexington #SWLex @SWLex
Liepaja #swliepaja @swliepaja
Lille #swlille @SWLille
Lima #GSBLIMA @startupwlima
Limerick #swlimerick @swlimerick
Lisbon #startupFIWARE N/A
Lome #SWLome N/A
London N/A @startuplondon
Los Angeles #LMUSW N/A
Los Angeles #StartupCalStateLA @SWCSULA
Ludwigshafen #swludwigshafen @swludwigshafen
Luxembourg #swlux @swluxembourg
Lyon #swlyon @swlyon
Managua N/A N/A
Manaus #SWManaus @swmanaus
Manazuru N/A N/A
Mashhad #swmashhad N/A
Medellin #swmed N/A
Melbourne #SWSC2014 @swspacecoast
Melbourne N/A N/A
Merida #SWMerida4 @sw_merida
Mexicali #SWMexicali N/A
Mexico City #SWDF @SWMexicoCity
Michiana #SWmichiana @SWmichiana
Mindelo N/A N/A
Montreal #SWAccess @SWMontreal
Morelia N/A N/A
Mumbai N/A N/A
Nagoya N/A N/A
New Haven #swnewhaven @StartupHaven
New Orleans #swnola @SWNewOrleans
Niigata N/A N/A
North Lebanon #SWBAU N/A
Nottingham #swnotts @swnotts
Oklahoma City #SWokc @SW_OKC
Oran #SWoran N/A
Orange County #SWOC N/A
Osaka N/A N/A
Ottawa #SWOttawa @swottawa
Palermo #swpalermo @swpalermo
Peoria #SWpeoria @startuppeoria
Perth #SWPerth @SWPerth
Peshawar #SWpeshawar @SWPeshawar
Philadelphia #phlsw @phlsw
Phnom Penh #swcambodia @swcambodia
Phoenix #swphx @swphx
Pittsburgh #SWPgh6 @startupwkndpgh
Port of Spain #swtrinidad @swtrinidad
Port-au-Prince #SWPaP N/A
Portland #PDXSW @PDXSW
Praia N/A N/A
Qazvin N/A N/A
Quebec City #swqc @SWQuebec
Quibdó N/A N/A
Quito #swquito @StartupUIO
Ramallah #SWR3 @_SWRamallah
Ras Al-Khaimah N/A N/A
Reno #swreno @swreno
Rio Branco #SWRioBranco @SWRioBranco
Rio de Janeiro #SWEduRio N/A
Rochester #swedurochester @SWEDURochester
Rockford #SWrockford @Swrockford
Roma #swroma @startuproma
Sacramento #swsac @swsac
San Diego #swsdmega @StartupSanDiego
San Francisco #SWFLIGHT @SW_FLIGHT
San Francisco #SFGSB14 N/A
San Juan del Rio #SWSJR N/A
San Luis Potosí #swslp5 @swslp
Sanaa #SWsanaa @SWSanaa
Santa Barbara #SWSB @SWSantaBarbara
Santa Cruz #SWGreenBo N/A
Santa Rosa City #SWsantarosa N/A
Santo Domingo #SWSantoDomingo @SWSantoDomingo
Sao Paulo #SWFamiliaSP @swfamiliasp
Saratoga Springs #swsaratoga @SWSaratoga
Sari #swsari @swSaari
Seattle #SWEDUsea @SWEDUsea
Sendai N/A N/A
Serra Talhada #SWSertao N/A
Sevilla #swsevilla @SWsevilla
Sheffield #SWSheffield @SWSheffield
Shenzhen N/A N/A
Sobral #SWSobral N/A
Sofia #swsofia @suwsofia
Sorocaba #SWSorocaba N/A
St. John’s #goStartupNL @gostartupnl
St. Louis #SWSTL @StartupWkndSTL
Starkville #SWstarkville @Startup Weekend MS
Stockholm #swsto @swstockholm
Strasbourg #swsxb @swsxb
Stuttgart #swstgt @swstgt
Swansea #sws2014 @SwanseaSw
Sydney #SWSydney @StartupSyd
Tabriz #SWTabriz @swtabriz
Tacna #SWTacna N/A
Taipei #SWTaipei @SWTaipei
Tampa Bay #SWtampa @startuptampa
Tegucigalpa #swtegus2014 @SwTegus
Tehran #SWTehran @SWTehran
Timisoara #swtimisoara @swtimisoara
Tirana #swtirana @swtirana
Tokyo #swtokyo N/A
Toowoomba #SWToowoomba @StartupTSG
Toronto #swto @startupwkndTO
Torreon #SWYLag @sw_lag
Toulon #swtln @swtoulon
Townsville #TsvSW N/A
Trujillo #SWTrujillo @UP_Trujillo
Uberlândia #SWUberlandia N/A
Ulaanbaatar #swmongolia @swmongolia
Urmia N/A N/A
Utrecht #SWUtrecht @SWUtrecht
Valencia #SWVLC @swvalencia
Valparaiso N/A @suwchile
Vancouver #SWVan @VanStartup
Verona #swturismo N/A
Vitória #SWVix @StartupWVix
Volos #SWVolos @SWVolos
Warsaw #SWWAW @SWWAW
Washington #swdc @sw_dc
West Palm Beach #swwpb @startuppbc
Western Colorado #SWwestco N/A
Wichita #SWICT @StartupWichita
Wilmington #swdelaware @swdelaware
Xiamen N/A N/A
Yaounde N/A N/A
Yokohama #swyiwasaki N/A
Zahle N/A N/A
Mitchell Cuevas
(@mcuevasm) I am the Sr. Marketing Director here at Techstars, am passionate about helping entrepreneurs, and am obsessed with finding, playing with, and implementing all the best new marketing (and other) technology I can get my hands on.