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Startup Weekend Announces Winner of Global Startup Battle
Seattle, WA – Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 – Startup WeekendTM has announced
its Global Startup Battle winner, Awesome
competition, designed to foster friendly competition and community awareness
among the global Startup Weekend community, kicked off one week ago. Fifty winning
teams from Startup Weekend events that took place Nov. 11-14, 2011 and Nov.
18-20, 2011 were given the chance to compete to become the ultimate Global
Startup Battle winner. More than 36,000 people participated via the Startup Weekend Facebook fan page.
Awesome Ship provides customers an easier, more convenient way to track
shipments. The application helps online retailers by providing customers the
option of receiving their shipping notifications directly via SMS, Twitter,
Facebook or other means.
60 communities spread over five continents held Startup Weekends over these two
weekends as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). In total, more than 4,500
attendees, mentors, speakers and judges worked on startup ideas during these
events, with thousands of ideas pitched and hundreds of teams formed.
more about the prizes and competition, visit http://globalstartupbattle.com/.
About Startup Weekend
affiliate of the Kauffman Foundation, Startup Weekend supports the development
and expansion of entrepreneurship through events worldwide that educate
aspiring entrepreneurs by immersing them in the process of moving an idea to
market. Startup Weekend has built a network of more than 25,000 alumni, 150
volunteer organizers and 60 trained facilitators spread across more than 175
cities in 100 countries. Startup Weekend: How to Take a Company from
Concept to Creation in 54 Hours, a new book by Startup Weekend's Marc
Nager, Clint Nelsen and Franck Nouyrigat, will be published by
Wiley and available at all retailers in November 2011. For more information,
visit www.startupweekend.org. @StartupWeekend