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Startup Weekend Detroit and Google Entrepreneurs Brings GEW to Detroit

Startup Weekend is holding numerous events throughout the country to help empower aspiring entrepreneurs during GEW. Startup Weekend Detroit will partner with Google Entrepreneurs to bring the three-day weekend event to Michigan for its fifth year.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. From the pitches, the ideas are voted on and the top ones are selected. Teams are then formed to help create a viable business product or plan from that initial pitch.

On the last day, each team will present their ideas to a panel of judges. The top two ideas will then be selected and those teams will to go on to compete in a global competition against teams from more than 200 cities around the world.

Google Entrepreneurs is offering to match up to $20,000 for a crowdfunding campaign for the winner of that global competition and team members will also get to visit Google headquarters.

Registration for Startup Weekend Detroit is still open. Also, check out the Michigan state page to see what else is happening in the state during GEW!

What is GEW

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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