Press Release: Global Startup Battle 2013 @ Startup Weekend Hyderabad Nov 22-24


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Startup Weekend Hyderabad is back again, this time a part of the Global Startup Battle which is held during the Global Entrepreneurship Week in which Startup Weekends are held simultaneously in more than 200+ cities around the globe. SW Hyd is happening in from Nov 22-24 at Progress Software, Hitec City. The winner of the last Startup Weekend (University) event conducted at BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus, StoryXpress will be launching their beta during the upcoming event on Nov 22. To register click here.

Startup Weekend: A fun, intense, risk‐free way to get a startup off the ground

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event starting on a Friday evening with anyone pitching a startup idea. The crowd of 100 or so attendees (a mix of hackers, creative and business people) then vote on the best pitches. About 10-15 teams are formed around the best ideas which then work through to Sunday evening. The best startups are awarded prizes ranging from cash to in‐kind support from companies. The event is open to anyone interested in the local entrepreneurial community, and it puts them in a setting where anything is possible.

In the past 3 years, 500+ startups have started & 15,000+ entrepreneurs have been inspired. Teams have even started to generate revenue during the 54hr event, and others have even gone on to raise funds from Business Angels or Venture Capitalists. None of these numbers take into account the networking, on‐going professional relationships, and amazing experience that take place at every event. Startup Weekend’s motto: Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk. All Action!

Global Startup Battle: Two Weekends, Hundreds Of Cities, and Thousands Of Entrepreneurs

An initiative created by Startup Weekend, Global Startup Battle aims to generate a stronger global community of entrepreneurs through the largest startup competition in the world. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend events are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. Teams then form a pitch video and enter into the Circle battles they qualify for. Global votes determine the top 15 teams in each Circle and finally, a panel of judges decides which team is the overall winner. In 2012, over 130 cities participated in Global Startup Battle, and GSB 2013 is expected to be even larger. Global Startup Battle enriches the global entrepreneurial community by creating a sense of inclusion between startup teams around the world.

Startup Weekend in India

Startup Weekend is currently established in Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. We have held 15+ events in India in all since Startup Weekend was established in India. 7 Startups have come out Startup Weekend in India and 2 Startups have received angel funding. To name a few of the start ups:

Startups to come out of India 
Startups to come out of Hyderabad ​
  • LEBTOP – finalist of global startup battle 2013. The winner of SW Hyderabad, GSB 2012.
  • StoryXpress​- winner of SW University, an IIT Hyderabad startup. Is launching the beta version at the upcoming SW on Nov 22-24. More here
Past companies across the world

Here is a snapshot of some of the companies that have come out of various Startup Weekends around the globe:

Practical information
Date: Friday, Nov 22nd (17:00) to Sunday, Nov 24th (20:00 ) 2013
Venue: Progress Software, Hyderabad

Event hours: Friday (17:00 to 24:00), Saturday (08:30 to 24:00), Sunday (08:30 to 21:00)
Attendees: We expect approximately 100 attendees
Any Queries: Email us at hyderabad@startupweekend. org, or Call at +91.80305.12888
Food: 7 meals and drinks are provided throughout the weekend
Prizes: SW Hyd is a part of the Global Startup Battle 2013 and has many grand prizes that include 20,000 USD in match funding from Google for Entrepreneurs, a visit to Google Headquarters for 3 team members, flight and lodging included. Check the detailed list of prizes here. A number of prizes are being given by local sponsors as well.
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