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Startup Weekend is NOT about the prizes. It’s about the learning, the meeting people, the energy, the fun, the buzz, the inspiration and even the delicious Wibbly Wobbly Burgers and Pizzetta Pizzas… definitely not about prizes. But we wanted to ensure that if you have to receive a prize, not only are they incredibly useful in terms of taking your new startup forward but pretty awesome too!

So without further ado we announce this years Lancaster University Startup Weekend grand prizes:


By the courtesy of key figures on the Manchester and UK Startup scene, one lucky team will receive access to Manchester’s #1 Collaborative Workspace for Startups : SpacePortX!

Our local university based ‘incubator’ Mind Your Own Business will also give one team a Fast Track straight into the final round of their selection process. Where successful teams will be allocated university office space for free.


Our top three teams will also earn their place in the Champions Circle of Global Startup Battle, and be given the opportunity to compete on international level. Where teams will have the opportunity to win prizes such as:

  • All expenses paid trip to UP Global Headquarters for an extensive team mentoring experience.
  • All expenses paid trip for the Global Entrepreneurship conference.
  • All expenses paid to New York for a NASDAQ media tour.
  • 20 000USD for GA courses
  • Booth at the CES Eureka Park, access to the LAUNCH conference.
  • and much more

Beyond this there are loads of other prizes from sponsors such as Zoaring Adaptive, NuBlue, Blinkist and Podio.

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