This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 18 to Nov 24) will bring Global Startup Battle (GSB) back to Hyderabad.

An initiative created by Startup Weekend Community, 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, Startup Weekend events are hosted simultaneously in major cities of the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition.

GSB Trailer

If you thought the above video struck a chord somewhere, read on!

How does GSB Work?

(1) Attend Startup Weekend during GSB.
(2) Create a 60 second video entry and submit it to each category that you want to compete in.
(3) Wait until November 26th, on this day you will receive a link to your entry that you can share and it is then that you can start trying to earn votes from the community.
(4) The voting period will end on December 6th and the top 15 vote getters in each Circle will move on to the voting stage.
(5) Judges will select top teams and provide feedback to all finalists. Winners will be announced after the 12th of December.

Startup Weekend, Hyderabad

Taking up a challenge from COO Adam Stelle, Hyderabad is going to host the next Startup Weekend from November 22nd to 24th as part of the GSB 2013.

Startup Weekend is a global initiative by active and empowered entrepreneurs to learn the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. The non-profit organization conducts weekend-long workshops (twice a year) to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

(Know more after the Startup Weekend Experience here)

The event will be organized at Progress Softwares, Madhapur.

Things to watch out for:

Speakers:

Pankaj Jain, Venture Partner & Chuck Norris Impersonator at 500 Startups
Vijay Gummadi, Founder and CEO of Carz (Multibrand Car Expert)

Coaches:

Srinivas Chilukuri, Hyderabad Angels and MD at Flexeye IT
Ramesh Loganathan, VP – Products, Progress Software

Prizes:

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)

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

We would love to see you be a part of Startup Weekend, Hyderabad. Register here.

Everyone can benefit from attending a Startup Weekend. I guarantee, you’ll learn something and have a lot of fun. It will make you better in your day job, and it will re-energize you.

It’ll be an experience that might change your life.

[Update] We are running a contest to giveaway free passes for the event. Enter the contest below for a chance to win!

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