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24 September 2012 | 9:09 AM
Startup Weekend brings developers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts together for 54 hours to share ideas and launch new startups. Beginning with open pitches on Friday, attendees in dozens of cities will hone in on the most promising concepts with teams focusing on customer development, idea validation and creating a viable product. By Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts–competing for prizes that help speed them to launch. More than 50 cities around the world are hosting Startup Weekend events during GEW. There is currently representation in over 100 cities in over 25 countries for Startup Weekend—helping educate over 15,000 entrepreneurs and launching over 560 new startup ventures.
24 September 2012 | 9:09 AM
Your Big Year is a competition with an engaging and simple structure, as well as an incredible life-changing prize—a trip around the world working on projects...
24 September 2012 | 9:09 AM
Startup Open, a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week, is a global competition to identify and recognize startup companies founded between GEW 2011...

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