Overview

What is Global Startup Battle?

A global celebration of innovation that gives you, your idea, your team,
and your city a unique chance at startup success.




GSB Is Your Time To Shine


GSB was created by the community and serves the community. It’s your chance to stand up and show the world what you’re all about. Rep your city, rep your region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners. 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.

How the GSB World Champ Is Chosen.


Global Startup Battle allows you to compete first against those in your city, then those near you (in one of 6 global regions), and then globally.

Round 1:
Best of the Cities


Teams who place in the top three at their local event are elgible to compete to be one of two regional champions.

Round 2:
Best of the Regions


A free-for-all where your team seeks votes and the love of judges. 50% of your overall score is determined by votes, the other by judges.

Round 3:
GSB Champion Track Winner Crowned


2 teams from each region will emerge and square off against the rest of the Regional Champions. From the final 12 (6 regions x 2 Regional Champs), the final Champion will be named.

Find Your City’s Region


  • US West & Canada
    • Fredericton, Canada
    • Montreal, Canada
    • Sherbrooke, Canada
    • Okanagan, Canada
    • Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada
    • Quebec, Canada
    • Shawinigan, Canada
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Halifax, Canada
    • Eugene / Springfield, USA
    • Portland, USA
    • Spokane, USA
    • Willamette, USA
    • Boise Valley, USA
    • Seattle, USA
    • Boulder, USA
    • Honolulu, USA
    • Las Cruces, USA
    • Los Angeles, USA\Pasadena, USA
    • Sacramento, USA
    • San Diego, USA
    • Santa Clarita, USA
    • Santa Fe, USA
    • Summit County, USA
    • Bay Area, USA
    • Chandler, USA
    • Phoenix, USA
    • Redding, USA
    • Albuquerque, USA
    • Las Vegas, USA
  • US Central & East
    • Austin, USA
    • Chicago, USA
    • Denton, USA
    • Kansas City, USA
    • Lafayette, USA
    • Saint Louis, USA
    • Stillwater, USA
    • Wichita, USA
    • Ames, USA
    • Cedar Falls, USA
    • Iowa City, USA
    • Lexington, USA
    • Vieques, Puerto Rico
    • Fort Worth, USA
    • Michiana, USA
    • Minot, USA
    • Quad Cities, USA
    • Sioux City, USA
    • Springfield, USA
    • Daytona Beach, USA
    • Fall River, USA
    • Fredericksburg, USA
    • Greenville, USA
    • Huntington, USA
    • New Haven, USA
    • Tampa, USA
    • Triangle, USA
    • Washington, USA
    • Cincinnati, USA
    • Columbia, USA
    • Columbus, USA
    • Miami, USA
    • New York City, USA
    • Pittsburgh, USA
    • West Palm Beach, USA
    • Cape Cod, USA
  • Latin America
    • Belo Horizonte , Brazil
    • Florianapolis, Brazil
    • Jaragua do Sul, Brazil
    • Lajeado, Brazil
    • Natal, Brazil
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Bauru, Brazil
    • Maceia, Brazil
    • Recife, Brazil
    • Rio Branco, Brazil
    • Teresina, Brazil
    • San Jose, Costa Rica
    • San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    • Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Guaymas, Mexico
    • Pachuca, Mexico
    • La Paz, Mexico
    • Mexico City, Mexico
    • Torreon, Mexico
    • Cochabamba, Bolivia
    • Cordoba, Argentina
    • Guayaquil, Ecuador
    • Huancayo, Peru
    • Medellin, Colombia
    • Osorno, Chile
    • Santa Marta, Colombia
    • Caracas, Venezuela
    • La Paz, Bolivia
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Lima, Peru
    • Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Europe
    • Aalborg,Denmark
    • Avignon,France
    • Bari, Italy
    • Bergen, Norway
    • Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
    • Brussels, Belgium
    • Chisinau, Moldova
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Cordoba, Spain
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Galicia, Spain
    • Groningen, Netherlands
    • Lille, France
    • Mainz, Germany
    • Messina, Italy
    • Paris, France
    • Rhein-Neckar, Germany
    • Roma, Italy
    • Saint Denis, Reunion
    • Sevilla, Spain
    • Utrecht, Netherlands
    • Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
    • Bratislava SlovakiaClermont-Ferrand, France
    • Exeter, UK
    • Grenoble, France
    • Helsinki, Finland
    • London, UK
    • Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • Lyon , France
    • Novi Sad, Serbia
    • Paris, France
    • Riga, Latvia
    • Sheffield, UK
    • Strasbourg, France
    • Tirana, Albania
    • Toulon, France
    • Santander, Spain
    • Burgos, Spain
    • Chemnitz, Germany
    • Kiev, Ukraine
    • Lancaster, UK
    • Limerick, Ireland
    • Skopje, Macedonia
    • Swansea, UK
    • Valencia, Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • Ehime, Japan
    • Fukuoka, Japan
    • Sapporo, Japan
    • Sendai, Japan
    • Seoul, South Korea
    • Hangzhou, China
    • Hong Kong, China
    • Shanghai, China
    • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    • Kyoto, Japan
    • Manazuru, Japan
    • Nagahama, Japan
    • Ningbo, China
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Karachi, Pakistan
    • Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Lahore, Pakistan
    • Iloilo, Philippines
    • Mangilao, Guam
    • Bangkok, Thailand
    • Bali, Indonesia
    • Da Nang, Vietnam
    • Davao, Philippines
    • Hyderabad, India
    • Jalandhar, India
    • Delhi, IndiaKota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    • Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    • Cairns, Australia
    • Gold Coast, Australia
    • Perth, Australia
    • Tauranga, New Zealand
    • Toowoomba, Australia
    • Auckland, New Zealand
    • Townsville, Australia
    • Byron Bay, Australia
    • Melbourne, Australia
    • Taranaki, New Zealand
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Alger, Algeria
    • Bejaia, Algeria
    • Bahrain, Bahrain
    • Douala, Cameroon
    • Praia, Cape Verde
    • Mindelo, Cape Verde
    • Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire
    • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Birjand, Iran
    • Gorgan, Iran
    • Shiraz, Iran
    • Ahvaz, Iran
    • Babolsar, Iran
    • Isfahan, Iran
    • Kermanshah, Iran
    • Neyshabur, Iran
    • Qazvin, Iran
    • Sanandaj, Iran
    • Shahrbabak, Iran
    • Tehran, Iran
    • Yazd, Iran
    • Zanjan, Iran
    • Bandar Torkaman, Iran
    • Erbil, IraqAmman, Jordan
    • Maseru, Lesotho
    • Bamako, Mali
    • Nouakchott, Mauritania
    • Casablanca, Morocco
    • Maputo, Mozambique
    • Lagos, Nigeria
    • Abia, Nigeria
    • Dakar, Senegal
    • Durban, South Africa
    • Gauteng, South Africa
    • Khartoum, Sudan
    • Lome, Togo
    • KARA, Togo
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Chipata, Zambia

Didn’t Win Your Event? Compete To Be A Track Champion!

Round 1:
Enter a Track


Your team can compete in any Themed Track as long as you fit that Tracks requirements. Themed Tracks are open to anyone that attended a local Startup Weekend, regardless of where you placed locally.

Round 2:
Work Your Way Into the Top 15


Your team will work hard to capture enough votes to make the Top 15 in each Track you enter

Round 3:
Track Champ Crowned


Judges will choose the champions from the final pool of 15. Will your team be in the mix?

Check out the 2015 Champions!

View the winning ideas and pitches of GSB 2015.


2015 Winners