Top 15 GSB Teams: Champion's Circle Powered By Google For Entrepreneurs

After tons of hard work and thousands of votes, we have our official top 15 teams for the Champion’s Circle, Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs!

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These teams will move on to the formal judging round, in which they will be assessed based on set criteria by a panel of startup experts. Each team is now eligible to win some incredible prizes from Google for Entrepreneurs, including up to $20K match funding in an indiegogo crowd-funding campaign, a trip to Google HQ in San Francisco, mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, and more. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Champion’s Circle winner on December 17th or 18th.

Keepacy | Tehran, Iran – A mobile application which lets you hide data and apps on your phone.

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Hacky Sacky | Guatemala – Links family entertainment, personal challenge and physical activity with current technological resources.

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Shower Beats | Guatemala – A device that plugs into your shower and connects to your smartphone, allowing you to manage time and save water while listening to your favorite music.

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Placetory | Tehran, Iran – A mobile app, which helps you to check the history of places at your current location and see all the historical events in a timeline.

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Catsh.in | Halifax – An application which helps electronics consumers save money by tracking the price of the items they have bought and alerting them when the prices goes down.

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TruckPad | Brazil – An app that connects the trucker to the cargo.

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Morshid | Lebanon – A low cost system for unassisted mobility of visually impaired people.

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OpenEats | Taiwan – An application which tells you if your food is safe for you or not.

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SUNiT | Ljubljana, Slovenia – Smart sleeping system.

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deTENS | Ljubljana, Slovenia – A physiotherapist at your fingertips. Simple, easy, appealing and connected to your smartphone.

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Jibbin | Isfahan, Iran – Helps you find the best commodity with your budget.

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Pawly | Toronto, Canada – An interactive, digital toy that helps you stay connected with your pet from anywhere.

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Opp.io | Budapest, Hungary – A new communication protocol that blends text messaging with task and project management.

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GiftyMifty | Tabriz, Iran – An application that lets your friends know what you want and lets them buy it themselves or as a collective group.

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Wuu Games | Prishtina, Kosovo – A group of students from Kosovo, bringing cross-platform 3D games with amazing game-play, great design and a storyline that you will fall in love with.

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iTravey | Aveiro, Portugal – A platform where you can submit your dream travel and have the agencies find you. Get the best deals, no search.

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Airstock | Sheffield, United Kingdom – The global marketplace for drone operators to showcase and sell the world’s most unique aerial video footage.

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What’s Next?

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If your team is in the top 15, you can begin working on your indiegogo campaign! Google will be matching funds raised for the winning teams, and a stronger campaign can only help you secure more funds! We recommend teams get started now; even if you don’t end up winning the match-funding, you will have the start of an awesome campaign to help you continue on your startup journey.  If you’re ready to get started, use the GSB Campaign Creation Link to begin creating your campaign.  The following resources are available to help you as you build:








Top 15 GSB Teams: Women's Circle Powered By Coca Cola and the 5by20 Team

After tons of hard work and thousands of votes, we have our official top 15 teams for the Women’s Circle Powered By Coca-Cola and the 5by20 Team.

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These teams will move on to the formal judging round, in which they will be assessed based on set criteria by a panel of startup experts. Each team is now eligible to win some incredible prizes from Coca-Cola, including $10,000 to travel to meet Coca-Cola experts, Google Hangouts with celebs, and more. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Women’s Circle winner on December 16th.

Jibbin | Isfahan, Iran – An app which will consider people’s budget/location and connect them to a service, so they can economize in time and money.

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Catsh.in | Halifax, Canada – An application to help electronics consumers save money by tracking the price of the items they have bought. It will then send an alert when the price goes down.

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QDoc | Cordoba, Argentina – A web service where patients can find information and reviews about doctors, given by other patients.

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Thru Ur Hands | Cochabamba, Bolivia – A mobile app that will allow deaf people to make phone calls.

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GLOBE | Tabriz, Iran – A social mobile app that will help you enjoy your trip by introducing all the cool places.

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Tipit | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – An application to gather people who appreciate good music and talented artists.

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Service Shop | Tehran, Iran –  An application based on electronic shop services but unique in its way of sharing – adding the power of comparison among service providers, sharing photos and making it possible for services to be bought through the internet.

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Lucid | Mashhad, Iran – Enter the world of dream. Take control of your dreams and unleash full power of your mind using Lucid app.

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VisionBoards | Detroit, Michigan – An e-commerce-enabled platform that allows users to easily create, print and share custom vision boards and other self-empowerment tools.

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AppNight | Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain – A smartphone application aimed at enhancing social relationships among nightlife venues customers.

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coTrain | Bangalore, India – Looking for a sports partner or workout buddy? Now, find somebody through your work, community or social network to play with in one click.

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Roomers | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – A marketplace for temporary work spaces.

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Hi, Friday! | Columbus, Ohio – An application which helps you to identify and attend weekend events around you.

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Parallise | Izmir, Turkey – A mobile application idea that makes simple 2.5D living photos.

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Adlet | Swansea, United Kingdom – Adlet ad platform makes your advertising easy. We make it quick and easy for small business and independent bloggers to buy and sell ads.

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Treasure Zone Of Iran | Tehran, Iran –  A gameified system by using AR navigation in order to make the daily lives into a wonderland full of fun treasures.

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GSB 2013: Introducing the ‘Activate Circle’ powered by Amazon Web Services

A few weeks ago, we announced the 2013 edition of Global Startup Battle and we promised there would more amazing ways to win than ever before. We’re calling these ‘Circles’ (themed battles within GSB), and today we’re thrilled to introduce another.

Please welcome the Activate Circle powered by Amazon Web Services to Global Startup Battle!

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Every team that uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) during the Global Startup Battle will be eligible to compete for the Activate Circle prizes. They are pretty sweet, and we definitely recommend finding a creative way to use a range of AWS products and services as part of your team over the weekend. (Qualifying list below in ‘Judging Criteria’)

Grand Prize:

  • $15,000 USD in credit from AWS for Paid Services (other than Amazon FPS, reserved instances or support services) to be used within 2 years from the date of award; and
  • 5 Dedicated Tweets from @AWSStartupsInclusion in one blog post on the AWS Blog (aws.typepad.com)
  • An AWS Swag Pack, consisting of an AWS T-Shirt, Stickers, Coffee Mug and Kindle Paperwhite

First Prize:

  • $10,000 USD in credit from AWS for Paid Services (other than Amazon FPS or reserved instances or support services) to be used within 2 years from the date of award; and2 Dedicated Tweets from @AWSStartups
  • An AWS Swag Pack, consisting of an AWS T-Shirt, Stickers, & Coffee Mug
  • Inclusion in one blog post on the AWS Blog (aws.typepad.com)

Second Prize:

  • $5,000 USD in credit from AWS for Paid Services (other than Amazon FPS or reserved instances or support services) to be used within 2 years from the date of award; and
  • 1 Dedicated Tweet from @AWSStartupsInclusion in one blog post on the AWS Blog (aws.typepad.com)
  • An AWS Swag Pack, consisting of an AWS T-Shirt, Stickers, & Coffee Mug

If you want to be a part of Global Startup Battle this year, look for an event in your area that takes place or subscribe to StartupDigest and be notified of all upcoming startup events in your area.

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Amazon Web Services is a proud Global Technology Sponsor of Startup Weekend. They provide startups with the tools needed to get up and running quickly at a low cost, allowing you to fail quickly and experiment often.

 


Prepare to win the Activate Circle from AWS by following the judging criteria below. As we get closer to November, every Circle will have a page at globalstartupbattle.co with all the details, official rules, and instructions on how to enter.

Judging Criteria

The Amazon Judging Panel will judge the qualified Entries using the following judging criteria:

  • Implementation and integration of AWS Paid Services: Amazon Glacier, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Redshift, Amazon OpsWorks (collectively, the “Paid Services”)
  • Originality and creativity
  • Likelihood of long-term success and scalability
  • Effectiveness in addressing a need in the marketplace.
  • We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to select fewer than 3 Prize Winners if we do not receive a minimum of 6 eligible and qualified Entries from such category.

 


Missed the announcement on the Champion’s Circle powered by Google for Entrepreneurs?

What is a ‘Circle’?

A Circle is a themed battle within Global Startup Battle. Based on different ways to qualify, GSB startup teams can enter one or more of the Circles our GSB partners are hosting. Every Circle has it’s own prizes, eligibility requirements, and judging criteria. This means more ways to win and more prizes than in previous years. It also means ALL teams will qualify for one or more of the themed Circle battle, even those not winning on the local level. With Circles, every single Startup Weekend team formed at every event during GSB will have a chance at startup glory! Stay tuned as we reveal all the Circles and how you can qualify for each.