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Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!


Global Startup Battle

An initiative created by Startup Weekend, 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, 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.
Teams then form a pitch video and enter into the Circle battles they
qualify for. Global votes determine the top 15 teams in each Circle and
finally, a panel of judges decides which team is the overall winner. In
2012, over 130 cities participated in Global Startup Battle, and GSB
2013 is expected to be even larger. Global Startup Battle enriches the
global entrepreneurial community by creating a sense of inclusion
between startup teams around the world.

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Entrepreneurs / Startups
Investors / Mentors
  • When: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM (CST)
  • Start: 15 November 2013
  • End: 15 November 2013
Houston Technology Center


Houston, TX

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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