The big basket of prizes

Startup Weekend Vancouver is an action-packed weekend of entrepreneurial learning, execution, and fun. With such a short timeframe for teams to build a new idea, it’s amazing to see what they come out with.

That said, Startup Weekend is still a competition to see who can create the best idea, MVP, and present the viable business in the short 54-hour period—and competitions aren’t competition without an awesome basket of prizes to be won. So let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs!

Prizes for the Winning Team

  • 1-year MailChimp PRO account from MailChimp
  • 1-year Premium account from Todoist
  • 1-year account from Zapier
  • $3,000 of accounts services from Smythe
  • Coffee with Mobify Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Peter McLachlan
  • $2,500 worth of legal service (including incorporation) from MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • A month’s supply of free snacks for your office from SPUD
  • 1-year account from Unbounce
  • 1 free pass for a team member to attend the Lean Entrepreneruship Program from Launch Academy
  • 1-month of office space at the wantoo Lounge

Total basket is worth over $10,000 in prizes!

Second & Third Place

  • 1-year Premium account from Todoist
  • 1-year account from Zapier
  • $1,000 worth of legal service (including incorporation) from MLT (2nd place only)

That’s not all, though. We also have some alternate prizes for teams that meet other criteria.

Most Disruptive Idea

PressReader is also offering the team with the “Most Disruptive Idea” a 1-year PressReader membership for the whole team.

Best Impact

Spring is also offering the team with the “Best Impact” one (1) scholarship to Spring’s Kick pre-accelerator program—a 4-week intensive to help you get from concept to clarity by emphasizing lean methodology, idea validation, and customer discovery. The “Best Impact” prize will be awarded to the most promising business concept that looks to create the biggest positive social or environmental change through technology.

Global Startup Battle Prizes

But wait! There’s more!

As our Startup Weekend event is participating in Global Startup Battle, the top 3 teams will also be able to compete in the exclusive Champion’s Track against other winning startups from around the world for even more prizes!

There are also addition tracks open to all teams that compete in Startup Weekend where you can still win some of the awesome prizes.

There are still a small handful of tickets available to Startup Weekend Vancouver on Nov 20-22 so if you don’t have your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?








Prizes for Bergen Startup Weekend

Join Bergen Startup Weekend and learn how to build a Startup, create a business model, meet co-founders and enlarge your network.

Is that all? No, Thanks to our partners we are offering very useful Prizes to transform your idea into a real business and make the event memorable.

TENK_IT is a media agency headquartered in Bergen. They offer a selected IT and design service to small and medium sized businesses and organizations and, among others, websites development and graphic design.
The winning team of Bergen Startup Weekend will benefit of Tenk.IT website design (from planning to web testing) with a value up to NOK 15 000 eks. mva.

T41 – Nyskapingsparken Inkubator provide knowledge, network and office space with infrastructure made ​​available for start-up businesses. The aim is to provide companies a faster and safer way from establishment to growth.
The winning team of Bergen Startup Weekend will benefit of a flex desk at T41 coworking space for 6 months, access to meeting rooms, social events and workshops at Nyskapingsparken.

Impact HUB Bergen is partly innovation lab, partly business incubator, partly membership community. They provide a collaborative work, meeting and learning space for people who seek to create positive impact.
Impact Hub Bergen is offering to the 2 Special Mention of Bergen Startup Weekend  2 consecutive months Flex membership, and 1 consecutive month Flex Membership to use within July 2016

2019 design illustrative posters of familiar and unfamiliar people, artworks and builds them in limited edition using innovative methods.
The winning team of Bergen Startup Weekend will be award with a “V for victory” poster with frame.

DUPO provide and distribute high quality prints made in limited editions. They work closely with both known and unknown artists from all over the world to the ensure That unique artwork Becomes available only through Dupo.
The 2 Special Mention Bergen Startup Weekend Teams will get a Mention Certificate worth 750NOK per item

AdO Arena is Norway’s main facilities for swimming and diving is offering to
ALL Bergen Startup Weekend attendees will benefit of 54% discount at Ado during the event and the most “sporties” will get a free voucher swimming cards

Sumo is one of Bergen’s most popular sushi and Asian restaurants.
Sumo si offering to Bergen Startup Weekend Winner one gift card worth 200NOK

Google for Entrepreneurs aims to bring together startup communities and create spaces for entrepreneurs to learn and work.
ALL Bergen Startup Weekend attendees will get $300 in Cloud Platform credit 

.CO support entrepreneurs in every way and help them to take off.
ALL Bergen Startup Weekend attendees will get free .CO Domain

 








Global Startup Battle Tracks and Prizes

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Startup Weekend Sheffield
November 20th, 2015

 

Startup Weekend Sheffield is one of over 250 Startup Weekend events taking place around the world during Global Entrepreneurship Week and what better way to celebrate than with a Global Startup Battle? I can’t think of one!

Prizes this year include:

  • All expenses paid conference trips
  • Startup resources and tools
  • Free workspace at top coworking spaces around the world
  • Mentorship from top tech companies
  • Founder trip to Seattle

More to be announced. Keep track of prizes.

Previous Sheffield successes for Global Startup Battle include: Goodvidio (final stage in the Innovation Track) and Airstoc (semi-final stage in the Champions’ Track). That was back in November 2013 and in the last 18 months, they’ve raised almost £1m between the two companies. Could that be you in a year’s time? Only one way to find out!
Register for Startup Weekend Sheffield

You can’t enter Global Startup Battle without first attending one of the GSB Startup Weekend events taking place in November (unless you participate in the all new Open Track — more details coming soon), but due to the many tracks available, you don’t even have to win to get involved. You can attend in whichever city you like… Sheffield will be the best of course. Only kidding. But not really.

So, check out some of the tracks you could enter and the criteria for entry:
Champions’ Track
Great in the Making
The Innovators
Disruptors and Big Ideas

More to follow. Keep track of the tracks.

You gotta be in it to win it! Get your Startup Weekend Sheffield ticket now!

 








Pledges = prizes!

If we’ve said it once, we’d said it a million times… STARTUP WEEKEND IS NOT ABOUT THE PRIZES! It’s about problem solving and collaboration and building awesome products that change the world… even if just for a few people.

Having said that, we’ve been listening to Startup Weekend Sheffield alumni and their problems and pains for three years now! Yea, I know… we’re basically Dear Deirdre for Sheffield entrepreneurs. Our original business model of ‘make better with beer and pizza’ worked for a little while, but we fear it just doesn’t go far enough.

So… equipped with the memories of hundreds of conversations with Startup Weekend teams, we’re building prize packages to increase your chances of startup success following on from Startup Weekend. And the Sheffield startup community (and beyond) has pooled together to fund it all!

This is not an exhaustive list of prizes as the more we raise, the more we can add. This is also subject to change AT ANY TIME if we think we’ve come up with a better deal. But this is a peek at some of the post-event support we’ve got lined up for Startup Weekend Sheffield: Music & Literature teams.

University of Sheffield Most Disruptive Music Startup Award

  • Access to co-working space in a Sheffield City Centre location for three months
  • A two-day design/development sprint with a local company (one of epiGenesys, Evoluted or Yoomee)*
  • Tickets to MADE Festival 2015 (for up to six team members)
  • Access to startup support coaches
  • A one-to-one legal advice session with gunnercooke
  • A one-to-one basic accountancy and business startup session with Hart Shaw
  • A collection of six books: The Lean Startup, Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Running Lean, Lean Customer Development
  • Web hosting and domain registration for one year

University of Sheffield Most Disruptive Literature Startup Award

  • Access to co-working space in a Sheffield City Centre location for three months
  • A two-day design/development sprint with a local company (one of epiGenesys, Evoluted or Yoomee)*
  • Tickets to MADE Festival 2015 (for up to six team members)
  • Access to startup support coaches
  • A one-to-one legal advice session with gunnercooke
  • A one-to-one basic accountancy and business startup session with Hart Shaw
  • A collection of six books: The Lean Startup, Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Running Lean, Lean Customer Development
  • Web hosting and domain registration for one year

Inventure Most Disruptive E-commerce Startup Award

  • Access to co-working space in a Sheffield City Centre location for three months
  • A two-day design/development sprint with a local company (one of epiGenesys, Evoluted or Yoomee)*
  • Tickets to MADE Festival 2015 (for up to six team members)
  • Access to startup support coaches
  • A one-to-one legal advice session with gunnercooke
  • A one-to-one basic accountancy and business startup session with Hart Shaw
  • A collection of six books: The Lean Startup, Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Running Lean, Lean Customer Development
  • Web hosting and domain registration for one year

Santander Universities Overall Winner Award

The overall winning team will also receive:

  • #SWSheffield Winner trophies (for up to six team members)
  • A ‘how to pitch’ training session

To be in with a chance of winning all this, you have to be in the game! Register for your Startup Weekend ticket today and start practicing your pitch!

*We’ll allocate each winning team to the company most suited to help depending on what the team needs and what they’ve done over the weekend. The sprint might include designing a logo, creating a landing page, developing a prototype application, building a promotional website, and/or something else. The sprint will have to be arranged according to the company’s schedule and take place in July or August 2015 (unless a later date is agreed between the company and the team).








StartupWeekend Space: Bremen officially announces its prizes

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Bremen, 1 April 2015

StartupWeekend Space: Bremen, a European event conceived to generate lean space startup concepts through interdisciplinary collaboration has today officially announced the prizes to be awarded to the top three teams.

Held at Bremen’s Innovation and Technology Center (BITZ) on April 10th-12th, 2015. The first, second and third place winners will be rewarded with prizes that can significantly help them advance their presented business concepts.

The winning team will receive 12 months of coaching from Claudia Kessler, CEO of HE-Space, in business proposal writing and business formation. Following the 12 months, the winning team will be coached by Chad Anderson, Managing Director of Space Angels Network, in preparation to present their business plan to investors within their network.

Managing Director of the Space Angels Network, Chad Anderson, acknowledges the importance of the StartupWeekend Space event for Europe by demonstrating his commitment to support the winning team and the event.

“For the past three years Space Angels Network has supported Space Startup Weekends in San Francisco, Shanghai, and Bremen. These events provide an important venue for demonstrating how accessible space has become for entrepreneurs and startups, and it is impressive to see what teams are able to come up with in just a weekend. We’re proud to support the first SWS event in Europe and facilitate the path from conception to growth and funding.”

Both Claudia Kessler and Chad Anderson will be on site at StartupWeekend Space: Bremen. Chad Anderson will also join the jury to decide with other members, on the top three teams to win these prizes.

Other notable guests who will be present in person or via live video, include the Bremen minister of economic affair, labour and ports Martin Günthner, the European Space Agency (ESA) head of technology transfer programme office, Frank Maximilian Salzgeber, the founder and CEO of Mansat Christopher Stott, the co-founder and CTO of Planet Labs Chris Boshuizen and the founder and CEO of Zero2Infinity José Mariano López-Urdiales.

The team to reach the second place will win one day of presentation and on-camera training with Hill Media in Bremen. This will serve as preparation for the upcoming opportunity to pitch their business concept at the Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy accelerator speed summit and to join the Berlin based accelerator program for one week.

Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy accelerator, Tanja Kufner is confident that space entrepreneurship is Europe’s future industry to watch out for.

“We at Startupbootcamp, are proud to support the objectives of StartupWeekend Space, through our accelerator program. NewSpace is already reality in the USA. It is only a question of time before we will see more space startups here in Europe.”

ESA in cooperation with the International Astronautical Federation also contribute a third prize to StartupWeekend Space: Bremen enabling two team members to attend the Global Space Innovation Conference (GLIC 2015) in Munich where they will have the opportunity network with ESA Business Incubation Center (BIC) staff and participants.

Frank Maximilian Salzgeber proposes the ESA BIC network across Europe as the natural next stepping stone for StartupWeekend Space entrepreneurs.

“StartupWeekend Space is an innovative way to generate new business concepts. The ESA BIC network could be a possible next step to help turn these business ideas into real companies that create jobs and wealth for Europe. ESA is committed to supporting space entrepreneurship in Europe.”

With less than ten days to go before the event, all 80 tickets have already been sold out. The registered participants come from 13 countries in Europe and represent 18 nationalities including Germany, Australia, Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and the USA. With this kind of cultural diversity, the business concepts proposed by the participants are expected to be especially innovative.

For more information about the event, please access our webpage at http://startupweekendspace.co/. You can also follow us on social media using the hashtags #BeSpacial and #SWSpace.

StartupWeekend Space: Bremen is supported by the City of Bremen, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, the European Space Agency, Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy, Hill Media, Center of Applied Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.

Contact:
Sebastian Marcu
Co-Lead: Bremen
Tel: +49 176 1756 6909
Mail: sebastian.marcu@startupweekendspace.co

Hans-Georg Tschupke
WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH
Tel: +49 421 96 00 10
Mail: h.g.tschupke@wfb-bremen.de








Prize List Announced: Motivated Yet?

It’s official folks.  The prizes for this year’s Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend have been finalized and we wanted to give you all some motivation heading into the weekend. The prizes being offered are exceptional and, if effectively leveraged by the winners, could substantially advance their endeavor and prepare their for taking the next steps in their startup’s journey.

Here’s the breakdown:

Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation – Entrepreneurial Education

11 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Lisa Getzler-Linn  |  lig4@lehigh.edu  |  (610) 758-4620

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

  • Three (3) seats in the Venture Series Program to be split up as team sees fit (3 in one class / 1 in three classes). (visit their website HERE)

  • Work with a designated senior capstone team of 7 students from Lehigh’s Integrated Business & Engineering Honors Program. The program runs from January 2015 through December 2015.  There is no charge to participate and all the work product is owned by the start-up finalist, not the students or Lehigh University.

  • Value: $2700

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania – Venture Idol

116 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Wayne Barz  | wbarz@nep.benfranklin.org  |  (610) 758-5421

1st Place

  • Two team representatives will attend Ben Franklin Venture Idol on Thursday, Nov 21st for the chance to present. (visit their website HERE)

  • Affiliate Membership at Ben Franklin TechVentures business incubator (visit their website HERE)

  • Value: $1,025

RLB Certified Public Accountants

702 Hamilton Street, Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101
Jeff Berdhal  |  jberdahl@rlbaccountants.com  |  (610) 434-7700

1st Place

  • Four (4) hours tax and accounting consulting relating to startup of your enterprise.

  • Value: $1,000

2nd Place

  • Three (3) hours tax and accounting consulting relating to startup of your enterprise.

  • Value: $900

3rd Place

  • Two (2) hours tax and accounting consulting relating to startup of your enterprise.

  • Value: $700

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Attorneys at Law

4001 Schoolhouse Lane, Center Valley, PA 18034
Megan Beste  | mbeste@flblaw.com  |  (610) 797-9000 ext 252

1st Place

  • Three (3) one-hour consultations to discuss intellectual property issues related to the business.

  • Non-Disclosure Agreement and Intellectual Property Assignment forms tailored to the business.

  • Value: $1,170

2nd Place

  • One (1) hour consultation to discuss intellectual property issues related to the business.

  • Non-Disclosure Agreement and Intellectual Property Assignment forms tailored to the business.

  • Value: $665

3rd Place

  • One (1) hour consultation to discuss intellectual property issues related to the business.

  • Non-Disclosure Agreement or Intellectual Property Assignment forms tailored to the business.

  • Value: $405

AEDC – Coworking space provided at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center

905 Harrison Street, Allentown, PA 18103
Anthony Durante  |  adurante@allentownedc.com  |  (610) 435-8890

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

  • Shared desk space membership for up to two (2) team members for one (1) year.

  • Value: $600

MTS Ventures – Design Consulting & Prototyping

905 Harrison Street, Suite 136, Allentown, PA 18103
Matthew Sommerfield  |  Matt@mtsventures.com  |  (610) 351-3483

1st Place

  • Four (4) hours of consulting/machine time (materials not included)

  • Value: $580

2nd, 3rd Place

  • Two (2) hours of consulting/machine time (materials not included)

  • Value: $290

A Quick Note Concerning Prize Allocation: It is up to the winning teams to divvy up the prizes as they see fit and it is also up to the individual to follow up with the sponsors. Prizes may be claimed within one (1) year of the event at the discretion of the prize provider.








A Big Basket of Prizes for Startup Weekend Vancouver

Startup Weekend is an action packed weekend of entrepreneurial learning, execution, and fun. With such a short timeframe for teams to build a new idea, it’s amazing to see what they come out with.

That said, Startup Weekend is still a competition to see who can create the best idea, MVP, and present the viable business in the short 54-hour period – and competitions aren’t competition without an awesome basket of prizes to be won. So let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs!

Prizes for the Winning Team

Runner-up

That’s not all though. We also have some alternate prizes for teams that meet other criteria.

Best Purpose-Driven Idea

Spring.is is also offering the team with the “Best Purpose-Driven Idea” a full scholarship to their next Kick accelerator cohort, plus a seat to an upcoming Capital Raising for Entrepreneurs workshop. 

Best Use of Crypto-Currency or Decentralized Tech

The team that demonstrates the best use of crypto-currency, decentralized technology, and/or gift economy will be awarded the Decentralized Technology Prize. The prize consists of a 3-month membership at Decentral Vancouver for the entire team. This includes a choice of either a drop-in or premium membership. Included in this package are write ups and tweets in the crypto-spaces most influential blogs and their Startup Bitcoin Launch Pack to help get you better set-up in the crypto space.

Global Startup Battle Prizes

But wait! There’s more!

As our Startup Weekend event is participating in Global Startup Battle, the top 3 teams will also be able to compete in the exclusive Champion’s Track against other winning startups from around the world for even more prizes!

There are also addition tracks open to all teams that compete in Startup Weekend where you can still win some of the awesome prizes.

There are still a small handful of tickets available to Startup Weekend Vancouver on Nov 14-16 so if you don’t have your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?








Global Startup Battle: Champion's Track Prizes

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So, Startup Weekend is certainly not all about the prizes and the winning. BUT, what makes the November Startup Weekends even more awesome than at other times of the year is that it’s your way to get access to the world’s biggest entrepreneurship competition, the Global Startup Battle.

And we’re excited to say that the first lot of prizes for the Champion’s Track of this mega competition have now been announced. How do the following sound?

  1. Startup Oasis during SXSW
    Stay with the UP Global team in Austin, TX. We’ll support you the whole week with stage time, introductions, mentors, and sweet digs near all the action.
  2. Booth at CES Eureka Park
    CES is the Global Stage For Innovation, as a winner your team will be front and center in Eureka Park with all the best new startups from around the world.
  3. LAUNCH Conference
    We’ll set you up at of Silicon Valley’s premiere places to launch, last year’s speakers/attendees included Mark Cuban and Travis Kalanick.
  4. Ring the Bell: NASDAQ
    A trip to New York city for a media tour capped off with a ringing of the legendary closing bell.

That means as well as having an amazing experience at Startup Weekend, you could be riding the entrepreneurship wave for even longer by competing in this Global Startup Battle. To keep yourself up to the minute on all the prizes updates, keep an eye on the Global Startup Battle website.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Well, you’ve got to be in it to win it…
Get your ticket.








Prizes Announced for Startup Weekend Tri-Valley Oct 24-26

The organizing team for Startup Weekend Tri-Valley  is pleased to announced that our principal sponsor, i-Gate Innovation Hub, is offering memberships for 6 months (worth $1,000s) including an awesome Amazon Web Services package (valued at ~$10,000) for the winning team.  In addition, our web development partner and sponsor, Nyentek, LLC is offering  a $1,000 service credit prize!  So what are you waiting for!  If all the support, the venue, the nourishment and the action are not enough, now you have prizes to shoot for – so sign up today and use the promo code ‘igate’ for a 20% break on the ticket price.igate_logo








Startup Weekend Women's Edition: Prizes

Startup Weekend Women’s Edition has be a tremendous experience and success. Thank you to everyone who participated! And, thank you so much to everyone who supported us by sponsoring prizes! Below are the lists of prizes for the top three placing teams.

1st Place Prizes:

  • Nytec Creative Review (w/ Vince Ball)
  • 1 hour IP Consulting with AEONLaw
  • 9 Mile Labs Interview – A Business to Business Accelerator
  • 1 hour of Sophos Law Consulting – A Law Firm specializing in Startups
  • 30-day free Shutterstock Subscription
  • $500 of Elance credits
  • Meeting with Madrona Venture Capitol Firm
  • Techstarts “test” Interview with Andy Sack
  • Mugs

2nd Place Prizes:

  • 1 hour IP Consulting with AEONLaw
  • 9 Mile Labs Interview – A Business to Business Accelerator
  • 1 hour of Sophos Law Consulting – A Law Firm specializing in Startups
  • 10 credits for WeWork Conference Rooms
  • Mugs

3rd Place Prizes:

  • 1 hour IP Consulting with AEONLaw
  • 9 Mile Labs Interview – A Business to Business Accelerator
  • 1 hour of Sophos Law Consulting – A Law Firm specializing in Startups
  • GDI certificate
  • Mugs

Cheers,

Startup Weekend Organizing Team