Introducing The Champion’s Circle powered by Google for Entrepreneurs

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As you may have heard, Global Startup Battle is back this year in a big way! Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing our GSB partners for 2013. Each partner is playing a huge role in making the battle better than ever. From prizes, event swag and special offers, our partners are diving into this year’s festivities and getting to know you better – and most importantly, supporting your success as an entrepreneur.

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce our marquee GSB 2013 partner, Google for Entrepreneurs! Startup Weekend and Google for Entrepreneurs have a long history of working together (NEXT, Bootcamps, Veterans, I/O Contest) and we couldn’t be more excited to have them supporting GSB. As one of the most innovative and socially conscious companies on the planet, Google works hard to support entrepreneurs, their communities, and organizations like ours.

During GSB in the past, we’ve hosted one main competition where the winners of each Startup Weekend around the world were invited to do battle via video entry. This year, we figured it would be more fun if everyone could be part of the battle. We wanted to allow for more teams to compete and the prizes to get even bigger so we called on our partners to help out. Together, we came up with a new addition to GSB — ‘Circles.’

What is a ‘Circle’?

A Circle is a themed battle within GSB.

Based on different ways to qualify, you can enter one or more of the circles our GSB partners are hosting. This means more ways to win and more prizes. In addition, ALL teams will qualify for one or more of the themed Circles hosted by the other GSB partners, even if they didn’t win their local event. That means, for the first time ever, every single Startup Weekend team formed during GSB will have a chance at startup glory!

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll introduce all the Circles, the partners behind them, the prizes for each, and how you can take part, but today, we’d like to start by unveiling The Champion’s Circle powered by Google for Entrepreneurs!

The Champion’s Circle is the new home of the winner-take all video contest from last year and with Google powering prizes, the top 2 teams from each city will be invited to compete, not just the first place winner. With about 200 cities joining the fray, around 400 teams will be eligible to win the Grand Prize.

 

Here is a taste of some of the prizes GSB teams can win!

Grand Prize (Battle Champion)

  • $20,000 USD in match funding from Google for Entrepreneurs for an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (Custom campaign creation and support from Indiegogo included)

  • Visit to Google Headquarters for 3 team members, flight and lodging included

  • Mentoring with Google experts

  • Google Hangout with entrepreneurial celebrity

  • Industry specific introductions (We’ll make introductions to people and companies that can help you be successful)

  • more

Runners UP (2nd and 3rd Place)

  • $10,000 USD in match funding from Google for Entrepreneurs for an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (Custom campaign creation and support from Indiegogo included)

  • Visit to Google Headquarters for 3 team members, flight and lodging included

  • Mentoring with Google experts

  • Google Hangout with entrepreneurial celebrity

  • more

These prizes are just a start, there are plenty more ways to win and more prizes that we’ll reveal from now up until GSB kicks off!

Check the latest list of cities and if you don’t see one near you, email us at [email protected] and we’ll work with you to get an event on the map.

 

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