Hong Kong’s Awesome Ship Named Ultimate Global Startup Battle Champion Out of 50 Competing Teams
Nov 29, 2011
Seattle, WA – Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2011 – Startup Weekend™ has announced its Global Startup Battle winner, Awesome Ship. The competition, designed to foster friendly competition and community awareness among the global Startup Weekend community, kicked off one week ago. Forty-eight 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 50,000 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.
More than 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.
Learn more about the prizes and the competition, visit globalstartupbattle.com.
About Startup Weekend
An 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 startupweekend.org. @StartupWeekend