Chicago Startup Weekend joins the 2013 Global Startup Battle

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The Chicago Startup Weekend Team is happy to announce that we will be joining the 2013 Global Startup Battle (GSB) for our November 15th event.  This turns the #SWChi up to 11.  Now participants will be competing against over 20,000+ entrepreneurs, from 200+ cities in 100+ countries across the world to became this year’s Global Champion!


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!

The only way to participate for 2013 is to sign up for the November 15th event here in Chicago. Register now!