Welcome to Global Startup Battle 2015!


This year, more than 250 Startup Weekends will take place between November 13th and November 23rd, all over the world as part of Global Startup Battle! We’re excited to announce this year’s sponsors, Tracks and ways to compete. Be sure to check out all of this year’s awesome prizes, resources and judges on the GSB site – more being added every week!

GSB 2015 Tracks

Champions Track: Join the legacy of global GSB champions as part of the Champions Track. This Track is for winners of local Startup Weekend events and will showcase the best of every city and region.

The Innovator’s Track Powered by .CO: Calling all teams that are launching their brilliant ideas .CO! This Track is for teams building their business, company, or product on a .CO domain during Startup Weekend.

Great in the Making Track Made great by Mr. Coffee: Making something truly great? This Track focuses on those who are making products and technologies that will improve people’s lives in areas such as convenience, organization, transportation, and productivity.

Disruptors and Big Ideas Track Powered By Transpose: Transpose rallies behind game-changers and disruptors and wants to see what you can bring to the table. This Track is for the entrepreneurs setting out to change industries with visionary ideas and using the Transpose platform.

Startup Women Track: We’re honored to support building diversity with a Track focused on women entrepreneurs and highlighting their work and talents.

NEW! Open Track sponsored by The Company Corporation: We’re unlocking GSB! For the first time ever, startup teams from outside GSB events that are in the early stages of launching their ideas can compete in their own Track against each other. This is big! More details to come!

GSB Sponsors


Start Up Weekend Danang 2015

VNUK Institute for Research & Executive Education & The University of Da Nang are proud to host Start-Up Weekend Danang 2015!

From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd November 2015 at The University of Danang, 41 Le Duan Street, Danang City, Vietnam, Start-Up Weekend Danang will be taking place! No Talk, All Action. Launch a start-up in 54 hours.

Following the global success of the Start-Up Weekend project, here in Danang we are looking to capitalise on our ever-growing, technologically advancing, entrepreneurial environment, by gathering some of the most talented and creative minds in one space to create start-up ideas and enterprises with unlimited potential.

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of something very special, so join us today and sign up for the event!
Full details below:

Date: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd November

Start Time: 6pm Friday 20th November

Location: VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education
The University of Danang
41 Le Duan Street, Danang City, Vietnam




CES Asia 2016 Set to Double in Size from Inaugural Show

Arlington, VA, September 14, 2015 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that more than 100 companies are already slated to exhibit at CES Asia™ 2016 as it returns to Shanghai to run May 11-13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and the adjacent Kerry Hotel. The returning event will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.

Exhibitor demand is high for the second annual CES Asia after a successful inaugural event in May, 2015; more than 100 exhibitors are already currently confirmed for CES Asia 2016, already exceeding the size of the original show floor. Notable companies early to sign in this curated exhibit space include: Audio-Technica, Continental Automotive Holding, Gibson Brands, IBM, Monster, SAIC-GM/OnStar, Scosche, Twitter, Volkswagen and Voxx.

“Exhibiting at CES Asia is an opportunity for both global and local companies to expand market share and increase profits in this critical market, especially important in times of economic volatility,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy. “Companies that haven’t established themselves in the Asian market can leverage CES Asia to catapult into this emerging hotbed.”

The expansion from two halls to four will create a dynamic show floor of more than 40,000 gross (20,000+ net) square meters of exhibit space. In order to qualify for space, exhibitors are subject to a highly selective application process and must be considered innovative and produce a branded product.

CES Asia brings together some of the most influential companies and thought leaders together in one location, allowing executives to see future trends and make business decisions. For 2016, the show expects more than 30,000 attendees, including 1,000 press and 350 exhibiting companies showcasing innovation across 14 product categories.

Audit numbers for the 2015 CES Asia show 28,682 attendees and 1,389 media over 21,875 gross square meters (9,525 net square meters) of exhibit space. With nearly 15 percent of attendees coming from outside of mainland China, the three-day event was a global celebration of technology geared towards the Asian market which featured high-level keynote speakers and included 52 conference sessions and 212 exhibiting companies from 16 countries. All of CES Asia’s show demographics and statistics are verified by a third party, independent audit, certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC). The full CES Asia Audit Summary will be available in October 2015.

Influential brands come to CES Asia to launch new products into the Asian market. From tech powerhouses to innovative startups, manufacturers, developers and suppliers showcase new products and create strong business relationships with new and existing industries.

For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact Brian Moon at bmoon@CE.org or +1 703-907-4351.

About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org and InnovationMovement.com.

About CES Asia: Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-produced by Intex, CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to CE industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the CE industry.

About Intex: Intex is the sub joint venture company of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) Shanghai, which started 1992. Intex is a prominent producer of international tradeshows in China, owning venues in Shanghai, and managing various exhibition venues outside of Shanghai. Intex Shanghai is the vice chairman of SCEIA, the Deputy Director of CAEC and the member of UFI. As the first venue management company that imported the first level pattern of management and experience in Shanghai, it is jointly invested by Shanghai Hongqiao E&T Development Zone United Development Co., Ltd., Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai and Istithmar P&O Estates FZE. Intex was the first international exhibition center passing ISO9001 quality certification in China and has a stand-out reputation in the domestic exhibition industry.


• CES Unveiled Paris
October 21, 2015, Paris, France

• CEA Innovate!
November 8-10, 2015, New York, NY

• CE Hall of Fame Dinner
November 9, 2015, New York, NY

• CES Unveiled New York
November 10, 2015, New York, NY

• CES Unveiled Las Vegas
January 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

• CES 2016
January 6-9, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

• CEA Winter Break
March 21-24, 2016, Park City, UT

• CES Asia 2016
May 11-13, 2016, Shanghai, China