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The Rally For Innovation Is On!

Global Startup Battle is back for 2014. As the world celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week, we'll be hosting the biggest startup competition the world has ever seen! Become part of the legacy of successful GSB teams by competing regionally, in a themed Track or both!




Champions Track Prizes


  • Trip & Tickets for 2 to the GEC in Milan

    Trip & Tickets for 2 to the GEC in Milan


    Airfare and lodging for two in beautiful Milan for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2015! Tickets, speaking opportunities, and introductions provided by the Global Entrepreneurship Week team

  • Booth at CES Eureka Park OR 6 Months of Office Space

    Booth at CES Eureka Park OR 6 Months of Office Space


    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. (depends on qualifications) OR 6 months of office space in your community for your team!

  • LAUNCH Conference powered by .CO

    LAUNCH Conference powered by .CO


    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.

  • NASDAQ Media Tour

    NASDAQ Media Tour


    A trip to New York city for a media tour, introductions, and more.

  • Trip to UP Global Headquarters

    Trip to UP Global Headquarters


    Join us for an immersive team mentoring experience in Seattle. We'll bring in the best mentors and make top notch connections for your startup. Our global team will help develop your model further and prep you for the long haul.

  • Legal Startup Kit

    Legal Startup Kit


    We'll work with you to connect you to the right legal resources in your country to legally register your business. Take the headache out of filing. (Limitations may apply based on locale)

  • Social Media Super Powers

    Social Media Super Powers


    One free year of Hootsuite Pro and an extended (3 month) trial with SimplyMeasured. Work in teams and track your growth!

  • MailChimp (Free For The Year)

    MailChimp (Free For The Year)


    Grow as much as you can, we'll pick up your MailChimp tab even after you smash through the free tier.

  • Startup Next

    Startup Next


    Join an exlcusive Startup Next cohort near you and we'll cover the cost. Set your team apart when it comes to accelerators and investors. 


Education, Empowered Track Prizes


  • $20,000 USD in GA Courses

    $20,000 USD in GA Courses


    Build out your prototype, improve the UX design, create a marketing plan, or develop a product roadmap in our part-time and full-time courses.* (*winning team can choose to distribute their courses as they see fit across team members, utilizing up to $20,000 USD of course credit).

  • $5,000 USD Living Stipend

    $5,000 USD Living Stipend


    For those teams not located in a city with a GA campus, this prize money will go towards their living expenses as they take their courses. For teams that do live in a GA metro, this money can go towards funding their living expenses as they develop their startup.

  • One-on-One Mentoring Sessions

    One-on-One Mentoring Sessions


    Refine your idea and learn how to make it successful in one-on-one sessions with executives at General Assembly.

  • 40 hours of Support

    40 hours of Support


    Receive up to 40 hours of support from students and graduates of our full-time Web Development and User Experience Design immersive programs. You’ll get help building and designing your product so you can bring it to life faster and smarter.  

  • SXSWedu 2015 Passes

    SXSWedu 2015 Passes


    Five SXSWedu 2015 Badge Registrations to winning team.

  • Legal Startup Kit

    Legal Startup Kit


    We'll work with you to connect you to the right legal resources in your country to legally register your business. Take the headache out of filing. (Limitations may apply based on locale)

  • Startup Plan from InVision

    Startup Plan from InVision


    6 months startup plan from InVision - web/mobile mockup and prototypes

  • Consultation Package

    Consultation Package


    Receive a 1 hour consultation with the experts at NewSchools Venture Fund, Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, and Institute for Global and Online Education.

  • Social Media Super Powers

    Social Media Super Powers


    One free year of Hootsuite Pro and extended 30 day trial with SimplyMeasured (awesome tools!) Work in teams and track your growth!


Do the KIND Thing Track Prizes


  • Trip to New York Headquarters

    Trip to New York Headquarters


    Visit the KIND Snacks headquarters and get a behind the scenes look! Meet our team and get helpful feedback about your idea.

  • Supply of KIND Snacks

    Supply of KIND Snacks


    3 month supply of KIND healthy snacks to keep your team energized while building your socially impactful idea.

  • One-on-One Mentoring

    One-on-One Mentoring


    Meet our Founder & CEO, Daniel Lubetzky, during your trip to our offices in New York and receive one-on-one mentoring sessions focused on your team and idea.

  • Newsletters from MailerLite

    Newsletters from MailerLite


    1 Year of Newsletters from MailerLite email service

  • Power Pack from 99designs

    Power Pack from 99designs


    Free Power Pack of graphic design work from 99designs 

  • 90 days of Balsamiq

    90 days of Balsamiq


    90 days free unlimited wireframing and mockup tools from Balsamiq


The Innovators Track Prizes


  • Booth & Tickets to LAUNCH Festival

    Booth & Tickets to LAUNCH Festival


    Attend LAUNCH Festival 2015! The winning team will get a spot in the Demo Pit to present to attendees, have a shot at being selected by the LAUNCH staff to present on the Main Stage…and a chance to win a 1:1 meeting with Jason Calacanis!

  • Trip to San Francisco

    Trip to San Francisco


    We’ll provide up to $5,000 in travel expenses to send up to 5 team members of the winning team to this great event in the beautiful city of San Francisco.

  • MOZ SEO Package

    MOZ SEO Package


    Free 90 days MOZ trial of SEO software and tools

  • Testing Platform Package

    Testing Platform Package


    6 Months Testing (24,000 Minutes) from Sauce Labs

  • LiveChat Package

    LiveChat Package


    365 days of LiveChat service for websites

  • Year of UserVoice

    Year of UserVoice


    1 year of UserVoice service of CRM for SaaS/App


Startup Women Track Prizes


  • Booth at CES Eureka Park OR 6 Months of Office Space

    Booth at CES Eureka Park OR 6 Months of Office Space


    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. (depends on qualifications) OR 6 months of office space in your community for your team!

  • Legal Startup Kit

    Legal Startup Kit


    We'll work with you to connect you to the right legal resources in your country to legally register your business. Take the headache out of filing. (Limitations may apply based on locale)

  • MailChimp (Free For The Year)

    MailChimp (Free For The Year)


    Grow as much as you can, we'll pick up your MailChimp tab even after you smash through the free tier.

  • Foundersuite Package

    Foundersuite Package


    6 Months Free + 2 Template Bundles from Foundersuite (SaaS tools, CRM...)

  • 6 months of Pipedrive

    6 months of Pipedrive


    6 months free of Pipedrive, CRM made by salespeople, for salespeople.