← Techstars Blog

So, Startup Weekend is certainly not all about the prizes and the winning. BUT, what makes the November Startup Weekends even more awesome than at other times of the year is that it’s your way to get access to the world’s biggest entrepreneurship competition, the Global Startup Battle.

And we’re excited to say that the first lot of prizes for the Champion’s Track of this mega competition have now been announced. How do the following sound?

  1. Startup Oasis during SXSW
    Stay with the UP Global team in Austin, TX. We’ll support you the whole week with stage time, introductions, mentors, and sweet digs near all the action.
  2. Booth at CES Eureka Park
    CES is the Global Stage For Innovation, as a winner your team will be front and center in Eureka Park with all the best new startups from around the world.
  3. LAUNCH Conference
    We’ll set you up at of Silicon Valley’s premiere places to launch, last year’s speakers/attendees included Mark Cuban and Travis Kalanick.
  4. Ring the Bell: NASDAQ
    A trip to New York city for a media tour capped off with a ringing of the legendary closing bell.

That means as well as having an amazing experience at Startup Weekend, you could be riding the entrepreneurship wave for even longer by competing in this Global Startup Battle. To keep yourself up to the minute on all the prizes updates, keep an eye on the Global Startup Battle website.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Well, you’ve got to be in it to win it…
Get your ticket.


Samantha Deakin