Over $10,000 in Prizes to Winning CoFounders

Startup Weekend Greenville Pitches

Have you ever wondered, what’s the benefit of attending Startup Weekend? Well, besides meeting awesome people and receiving feedback on your ideas and work, there are all of these PRIZES we want to award you.

We are excited to announce the following suite of prizes to the Top 3 winning teams of Startup Weekend Greenville! A huge thank you to all of our generous sponsors who made this prize package possible.

1st Place 

2nd Place 

  • 3 Months Free Incubator Space at OpenWorks
  • Free Launch Website – content creation, design and development via Digerati Marketing 
  • Free Videography Services – filming of 90 sec. pitch for Global Startup Battle
  • Business Coaching

3rd Place 

  • Free Videography Services – filming of 90 sec. pitch for Global Startup Battle
  • Business Coaching


Feeling motivated to attend #SWGreenville now? Get your ticket today before major FOMO induces.

Startup Weekend Greenville Prize Package

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend Startup Weekend Greenville

SW Greenville 2014

Attending Startup Weekend (SW) is the best thing you can do to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey. Below is a list of 3 three reasons why I believe you should go:

1. Part of a Community 

Starting a business is difficult, especially if you are doing it alone. By attending SW, you are linked with a community of people who are experiencing the same setbacks and successes as you are. The weekend will expose you to the startup culture of Greenville, and connect you with the right people and resources. We have an amazing lineup of coaches, mentors and judges. Our prize package includes over $10,000 in services to get you on your feet. The reach of our local community is taken to the global stage with this year’s SW Greenville being a part of the larger Global Startup Battle.

2. The right type of people

The sort of people who dedicate their weekend to do something entrepreneurial are the exact sort of people you need to be around if you are hoping to start and run a business. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best resources at your disposal, you’ll find co-founders and take giant leaps toward creating a company and connecting with the incubator/accelerator scene. Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup culture, if you motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas you’ll fit right in.

3. Validation 

Startup Weekend offers you various levels of validation. From the start, the attendees vote as a cohort to decide which ideas make it through to the finals. This is a great poll of intellectual people to weigh in on the validity of your idea right off the bat. If you are at all interested in starting a business and want to validate an idea, I highly recommend you attend SW for valuable feedback and verification of viability. By forming a team of passionate co-founders, you then have believers and are on your way to converting customers.

You will be shocked by the amount that you are actually able to do when you are surrounded by the right people and put your mind to something you’re passionate about.

Join the action!

Learn more at http://www.up.co/communities/usa/greenville/startup-weekend/7650.


Global Startup Battle Begins in Greenville

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What is Global Startup Battle?

A global celebration of innovation that gives you, your idea, your team and your city a unique chance at startup success.

Join Thousands of innovators across globe

GSB is Your Time to Shine

GSB was created by the community and serves the community. It’s your chance to stand up and show the world what you’re all about. Rep your city (Greenville wsup), rep your region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners. Over 250 cities around the world will be hosting Startup Weekend events prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week. Winning teams from each event will move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition.

How the GSB World Champ is Chosen

Think you have what it takes? Come out and conquer Round 1 with us the weekend of Nov. 13th at NEXT High School in Greenville, SC. Get your ticket today! 


A look back at GSB 2014:

  • 236 events in 83 countries
  • 1.5 million hours of work on innovations, companies, and technology
  • 1.425 million tweets in 10 days
  • 1.3 billion eyeballs
  • 1,000 video entries with over 321,000 votes
  • 3,200 new startup teams

NEXT High School Will Host Startup Weekend Greenville 2015

The inaugural Startup Weekend Greenville launched last October was hosted by The Iron Yard. This year we are bringing Startup Weekend back to Greenville the weekend of November 13th and there’s a new venue in town. NEXT High School has graciously agreed to host the community at their facility on 2000 Wade Hampton Boulevard. Their space is up-fitted specifically to meet our needs: open floor plans; flexible spaces; places to meet; room for serendipity; natural light; and plenty of whiteboards and EXPO markers.

You may be thinking, what is NEXT High School? Their mission is to prepare young people for life (after school). It’s an admirable aim because in today’s public education environments, there are only a few things in school that align with life outside of school. For example, after school, adults are rarely segregated by age; hardly ever take written tests; and typically only pursue knowledge that interests them or advances their career. That’s why the leaders of NEXT High School strive daily to prepare their students for life by challenging them to begin their life now.

Impact Over Everything

At NEXT High School, an Impact-Based Learning™ model is used for education. Impact-Based Learning™ at NEXT High School gives their students (Peers) the chance to create real-world value now by building businesses, non-profits, inventions, events, intellectual property, and more—while they are still students, and before they know that they “can’t” change the world.

We believe the mission and values of NEXT High School align wholeheartedly with the core purpose of Startup Weekend: to help people lead fulfilling lives and create value for society. By partnering with us in this endeavor, NEXT High School exemplifies a true community supporter, bringing people together for the benefit of economic growth within entrepreneurship. Together we’ll be supporting tomorrow’s forward thinking leaders in the startup community.

Learn more about NEXT High School.

Join Startup Weekend Greenville!

Startup Weekend Greenville

Stay tuned for more information about Global Startup Battle and how Startup Weekend Greenville is the first step on your journey.