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Get those tweets ready! The world famous Hashtag Battle is back!

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During GSB, tweet using your local event hashtag to help your event win the GSB Hashtag Battle! This friendly competition between cities is a way for everyone in the community to get involved while teams at Startup Weekend build away on their new startup. Check out what we accomplished in the Hashtag Battle last year (hint: a lot of tweets)!

The battle begins Thursday, November 12 at 8am PST and will end on December 1 (ends at 12pm PST) as we help cheer on the Startup Weekend teams in voting. Winners will be announced shortly after.

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!

How to participate:

  • Tweet normally using your local event hashtag (check below for yours)
  • 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
  • Add in #GSB2015 to get extra recognition in our widgets and views from other people online.

What’s the prize for winning!?

  • Prize will be announced soon! We’re coming up with some pretty cool ideas!

New for 2015!

  • Weekend 1 or 2 rankings: You can now view where you rank in your weekend! Check out the drop-down menu to view top cities in Weekend 1 or Weekend 2.
  • Get your photo on the Instagram wall! We’re now tracking #GSB2015 photos on Instagram, check it out!
  • Each Region has their own page: check the drop-down menu under Hashtag Battle!

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@techstars.com and we will blacklist them.
  • More than anything, this should be about a lively global conversation, please ask yourselves “Does this tweet add value?” before you send it.

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
  • Tweet content must be related to GSB and your Startup Weekend event (no useless content just to get a tweet out)

 

City Country Hashtag Handle
Aalborg Denmark #SWAalborg N/A
Abia Nigeria #SWAbia @SWAbia
Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire #swabidjan @sw_abidjan
Ahvaz Iran #swahvaz @swAhvaz
Albuquerque USA #SWABQ @sw_newmexico
Alger Algeria #SWAlger @AlgerSW
Ames USA #swames @sw_ames
Amman Jordan #SWAmman @SW_Amman
Aracaju Brazil #SWAracaju N/A
Auckland New Zealand #SWAKL @AKLSW
Austin USA #swfoodtech @atxsw
Avignon France #SWAVN @swavn
Babolsar Iran #swbabolsar @swBabolsar
Bahrain Bahrain #SWBahrain @StartupWkndBH
Bali Indonesia #SUWbali @SUWBali
Bamako Mali #swbamako @BamakoSW
Bandar Torkaman Iran N/A N/A
Bangkok Thailand #SWEDUASEAN N/A
Bauru Brazil #SWBauru N/A
Bay Area USA #SWBayArea @swbayarea
Bejaia Algeria #SWbejaia @swbejaia
Belo Horizonte Brazil #swBHbiotech N/A
Bergen Norway #BergenSW @StartupBergen
Birjand Iran #SWBirjand @SWBirjand
Blagoevgrad Bulgaria #SWBlago @StartUPatBlg
Bogota Colombia #SWWomenBog @SWCol
Boise Valley USA #startupboise @StartupBoise
Bolzano-Bozen Italy #SWBZ N/A
Boulder USA #swboulder @swboulder
Bratislava Slovakia #swbratislava @swBratislava
Brussels Belgium #SWBru @swbru
Buenos Aires Argentina #swbuenosaires @swbuenosaires
Burgos Spain #SWBurgos @SWBurgos
Byron Bay Australia #StartupByron @startupByron
Cairns Australia #SWCAIRNS N/A
Cape Cod USA #SWCapeCod @SWCapeCod
Cape Girardeau USA #CGSW2015 @CodefiWorks
Caracas Venezuela #SWCaracas @CaracasSW
Casablanca Morocco #SWCasablanca N/A
Cedar Falls USA #SWCV15 @swcedarvalley
Chandler USA #swChandler @swchandlerAZ
Charlottesville USA #CvilleSWEDU @StartupCville
Chemnitz Germany #SWChemnitz N/A
Chicago USA #SWChi @SWChicago
Chipata Zambia #SWChipata N/A
Chisinau Moldova #swchisinau @startupmoldova
Cincinnati USA #SWCincy @SWCincinnati
Clermont-Ferrand France #SWClermont @SWClermont
Cochabamba Bolivia #swcochabamba @SWCochabamba
Columbia USA #SWColaSC @SWColaSC
Columbus USA #swcbus @SWColumbus
Copenhagen Denmark #CphSW @CphSW
Córdoba Spain #swodb @swcordobaodb
Córdoba Argentina #SWCórdoba @SWCordoba
Council Bluffs USA #SWtheBluffs @StartupWeekend
Da Nang Vietnam #SWDanang @SW_DanangVN
Davao Philippines #swdavao2015 @swdvo
Daytona Beach USA #StartupDaytona @StartupDaytona
Delhi India #swdel @swdelhi
Denton USA #swdenton @startupdenton
Denver USA #SWD7 N/A
Dhaka Bangladesh #swdhaka15 @swdhaka
Douala Cameroon #swdouala @SWDouala
Dubai United Arab Emirates #swdubai15 @swdubai15
Dublin Ireland #stuswdub @stuswdub
Dublin Ireland #swdub @swdub
Ehime Japan N/A N/A
Erbil Iraq #SWErbil @SW_Erbil
Eugene / Springfield USA #SWEugene @SWEugene
Exeter UK #ExeterStartup @Exeterstartup
Fall River USA N/A N/A
Florianópolis Brazil #swfloripatur N/A
Fort Worth USA #SWFTW @SWFortWorth
Four Corners (Farmington) USA #SW4Corners N/A
Fredericksburg USA #swfxbgveterans @swfxbg
Fredericton Canada #SWNB @StartupNB
Fukuoka Japan #swfukuoka N/A
Galicia Spain #swgalicia @swgalicia
Gauteng South Africa N/A N/A
Gold Coast Australia #SWGoldCoast @SiliconLakes
Gorgan Iran #swgorgan @swgorgan
Greenville USA #SWgreenville @SWGreenville
Grenoble France #SWGrenoble @SWGrenoble
Groningen Netherlands #swgro @swgroningen
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guadalajara Mexico #swworld @SWGuadalajara
Guayaquil Ecuador #StartupUGye @startupgye
Guaymas Mexico #SWGuaymas @SWGuaymas
Halifax Canada #swhalifax N/A
Hamilton Canada #SWHamilton N/A
Hangzhou China #swHangzhou N/A
Helsinki Finland #swhelsinki @SWHelsinki
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam #SWHOCHIMINH N/A
Hong Kong China #SWHK @SWHongKong
Honolulu USA #swhnl @swhnl
Huancayo Peru #SWHuancayo @SWHuancayo
Huntington USA N/A N/A
Hyderabad India #swhyd @swhyderabad
Iloilo Philippines #swiloilo @swiloilo
Iowa City USA #SWIC15 @SWIowaCity
Isfahan Iran #swmobile N/A
Jaipur India #SWJaipur N/A
Jalandhar India #swjalandhar @sw_jalandhar
Jaraguá do Sul Brazil #SWJaragua N/A
Johor Bahru Malaysia #SWJB @SWJohorBahru
Kansas City USA #KCSW @KCSW
KARA Togo #swkara N/A
Karachi Pakistan #SWKARACHI @StartupKarachi
Kathmandu Nepal #swktm @swktm
Kermanshah Iran #swkermanshah @sckermanshah
Khartoum Sudan #swkhartoum @swkh15
Kiev Ukraine #swkyiv @SWKyiv
Kingston Jamaica N/A N/A
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo #SWKinshasa @swkinshasa
Kota Kinabalu Malaysia #swkinabalu @swkinabalu
Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) South Africa #SWDurban @starupRSA
Kyoto Japan #swkyoto @swkyoto_jp
La Paz Bolivia #SWelAlto @SWlapaz
La Paz Mexico #SWLAPAZBCS @SWLAPAZMX
Lafayette USA #GLSW15 @StartupLaLa
Lagos Nigeria #SWLagos @SWLagos
Lahore Pakistan #SWLahore @SUWeekendLahore
Lajeado Brazil #SWLajeado N/A
Lancaster UK #LUSW @SWLancasterUK
Las Cruces USA #SWLasCruces @SWLasCruces
Las Vegas USA #SWUNLV N/A
Lexington USA #swlex @swlex
Liepaja Latvia #SWLiepaja @SWLiepaja
Lille France #SWLille @swlille
Lima Peru #SWLima @StartupWLima
Limerick Ireland #SWLimerick @SWLimerick
Lomé Togo #swlome @swlome
London Canada #StartupWkdLDN @startupwkdLDN
London UK #SWLondon @StartupLondon
Los Angeles USA #SWLAhealthcare @SWLosAngeles
Los Angeles USA #StartupCalStateLA @StartupCSULA
Los Angeles USA #SWLosAngeles @SWLosAngeles
Luxembourg Luxembourg #swlux @swluxembourg
Lyon France #swlyon @swlyon
Maceio Brazil #SWMaceio N/A
Mainz Germany #SWMainz @StartupWe_Mainz
Manazuru Japan #SWmanazuru @swmanazuru
Mangilao Guam #SWGuam2 @SWGuam
Maputo Mozambique #SWMaputo @SWMaputo
Maseru Lesotho #SWMaseru N/A
Mashhad Iran #swmashhad @iloveSWmashhad
Medellín Colombia #SWMedellin N/A
Melbourne Australia #SWMelb @SWMelb
Messina Italy #swmessina @swmessina
Mexico City Mexico #SWMexicoCity @SWMexicoCity
Miami USA #SWMIAMI @StartWeekendMIA
Michiana USA #swmichiana @SWMichiana
Mindelo Cape Verde #SWMindelo N/A
Minot USA #SWMinot @SWMinot
Montreal Canada #SWMontreal @SWMontreal
Mumbai India #SWMumbai @swmumbai
Nagahama Japan N/A N/A
Natal Brazil #SWNatal N/A
New Haven USA #swnewhaven @StartupHaven
New York City USA #nycsw @nycsw
Neyshabur Iran N/A N/A
Ningbo China N/A N/A
Nouakchott Mauritania #SWNKC @StartupRIM
Novi Sad Serbia #SWNS03 @SWNoviSad
Okanagan Canada #OKSW2015 @SWOkanagan
Osorno Chile #swosorno @swosorno
Ottawa-Gatineau Canada #SWOG2015 @swottgat
Pachuca Mexico #swhidalgo @StartupHidalgo
Paris France #SWParis N/A
Paris, Dauphine University France #SWEGENIUSDAUPHINE N/A
Pasadena USA #SWPasadena @swpasadena
Perth Australia #SWPerth @SWPerth
Phoenix USA #swphx @swphx
Pittsburgh USA #SWPGH @SWPGH
Portland USA #pdxsw @PDXSW
Praia Cape Verde #swpraia N/A
Qazvin Iran #SWQazvin N/A
Quad Cities USA #StartupQC @StartupWkndQC
Quebec Canada #swqc @SWQuebec
Recife Brazil #SWRecife N/A
Redding USA #swredding @startupredding
Rhein-Neckar Germany #swrn15 @startweekendrn
Riga Latvia #SWRigaGSB @SWRiga
Rio Branco Brazil #SWRioBranco N/A
Rio de Janeiro Brazil #SWOlympicsRio N/A
Roma Italy #swromafood @swroma
São Paulo Brazil #SWInsper N/A
Sacramento USA #smcsac @smcsac
Saint Denis Reunion N/A N/A
Saint Louis USA #SWSTL @StartupWkndSTL
San Diego USA #SDsocialimpact @StartupSanDiego
San Francisco USA #SWsanfrancisco @SWSanFrancisco
San Jose Costa Rica #SuperheroesSWCR N/A
San Pedro Sula Honduras #SWMEGACentroamerica @swmegaca
San Pedro Sula Honduras #SWSPS @SWSanPedroSula
San Pedro Sula Honduras #SWSPS @SWSanPedroSula
San Pedro Sula Honduras #SWSPS @SWSanPedroSula
Sanandaj Iran N/A @SWSanandaj
Santa Clarita USA #scsw @SantaClaritaSW
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia #SWSantacruz N/A
Santa Fe USA #SWSantaFe @SantaFeInc
Santa Marta Colombia #SwSantaMarta @swstm
Santander Spain #SWSantander #SWSantander
Sapporo Japan #swsapporo @swsapporo
Seattle USA #SWEDUsea @SWEDUsea
Sendai Japan #swsendai N/A
Seoul South Korea #SWSEOUL @SWSeoul
Sevilla Spain #SWsevilla @SWsevilla
Shahrbabak Iran #swshahrbabak @swshahrbabak
Shanghai China #SWShanghai @SWShangha
Shawinigan Canada N/A N/A
Sheffield UK #SWSheffield @SWSheffield
Sherbrooke Canada #sws @swsherbrooke
Shiraz Iran #swshiraz @elsefoundation
Sioux City USA #swsiouxcity @swsiouxcity
Skopje Macedonia #swskopje @swskopje
Sobral Brazil #SWSobral N/A
Somerville USA N/A N/A
Sonepat India N/A N/A
Spokane USA #spoSW @swspokane
Springfield USA #SWSGF @SWSpringfield
Stillwater USA #SWStillwater @riatacenter
Strasbourg France #swstrasbourg @swsxb
Summit County USA #SummitCountySW @summitcountysw
Swansea UK #sws2015 @swanseasw
Tainan Taiwan #SWtainan @SWTainan
Tampa USA #SWTampa @StartupTampa
Taranaki New Zealand #SWTaranaki2015 @SWTaranaki
Tauranga New Zealand #tgasw @tgasw
tehran Iran #swtehran @SWTehran
Teresina Brazil #SWTeresina N/A
Tirana Albania #swtirana @swtirana
Tokyo Japan #swtokyo @swtokyo
Toowoomba Australia #swtwba @StartupTSG
Toronto Canada #SWTOEdu @startupwkndTO
Torreón Mexico #SWLEDU2015 N/A
Toulon France #swtln @swtoulon
Townsville Australia #swtownsville @StartupTSV
Triangle USA #SWTRIANGLE @trianglestartup
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia #SWUB @swmongolia
Utrecht Netherlands #swutrecht @swutrecht
Valencia Spain #GSBValencia @swValencia
Vancouver Canada #SWVan @VanStartup
Vieques Puerto Rico N/A N/A
Villahermosa Mexico N/A N/A
Washington USA #swdc @sw_dc
West Palm Beach USA #SWWPB @StartupPBC
Wichita USA #SWICT @StartupWichita
Willamette USA #willsup @willamettesw
Yazd Iran #swyazd @swyazd
Zanjan Iran #swzanjan @swzanjan

Is the hashtag incorrect for your city? Please reach out to gsb@techstars.com so we can change this information for you.

Don’t see your event on this list? It’s because we don’t have a hashtag on record for you. Please contact your Organizer and have them reach out to gsb@techstars.com so we can get an official hashtag on file for you.

 

See you online!

Kacey Wherley
(@kaceyraewherley) is Marketing Manager at Techstars, located in Seattle. Before joining the Techstars team, Kacey was part of the UP Global team and previously with a cyber security startup in Pittsburgh. She enjoys all things social media and connecting with the community online.



  • Laura Good

    Does no automation mean no use of Hootsuite or Buffer?

    • Kacey Wherley

      Hi Laura! The automation means no auto-RTing or bot systems. You can definitely use social media management platforms.

  • Joel Alcaraz

    A FAQ on GSB can be found on our Support Portal

    http://support.up.co/support/discussions/topics/4000324840

  • Laura Good

    Does this end on Dec 1 (what the blog says) or Nov 25 (what the rules say)

    • Kacey Wherley

      Hi Laura! Can you email us where you found that at? gsb@techstars.com – we just updated it in the Social Media Guide in case that’s where you found it. Thanks!