Prizes Prizes Prizes

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Startup Weekend is NOT about the prizes. It’s about the learning, the meeting people, the energy, the fun, the buzz, the inspiration and even the pizza… definitely not about prizes. But we wanted to ensure that if you have to receive a prize, not only are they incredibly useful in terms of taking your new startup forward but pretty awesome too!

So without further ado we announce this years Startup Weekend Manchester grand prizes:

Overall Winning Team

This prize is for the team who have ticked all the boxes in terms of idea, execution and business model.

• Startup Weekend winners’ trophy!
• Professional promotional video workshop and production (for entry into the Global Startup Battle)
• Entry into the Champions Circle of Global Startup Battle:

Grand Prize

– $20,000 USD IN FUNDING
– FLIGHT TO VISIT GOOGLE HQ IN SAN FRANCISCO
– Google Hangout with Celebs

2nd & 3rd Prize

– $10,000 USD IN FUNDING
– FLIGHT TO VISIT GOOGLE HQ IN SAN FRANCISCO
– Google Mentorship

Every team that makes it into the Champion’s Circle will get a Builder pass to LAUNCH Conference in 2014

• Place on TechHub University the new Micro Accelerator starting in January 2014.
• TechHub Manchester flex memberships for the entire team.

Team with Most Potential

This prize is for the team that displays the most potential to be a billion pound business!

• Startup Weekend winners’ trophy!
• Professional promotional video workshop and production (for entry into the Global Startup Battle)
• Entry into the Champions Circle of Global Startup Battle:

Grand Prize

– $20,000 USD IN FUNDING
– FLIGHT TO VISIT GOOGLE HQ IN SAN FRANCISCO
– Google Hangout with Celebs

2nd & 3rd Prize

– $10,000 USD IN FUNDING
– FLIGHT TO VISIT GOOGLE HQ IN SAN FRANCISCO
– Google Mentorship

Every team that makes it into the Champion’s Circle will get a Builder pass to LAUNCH Conference in 2014

Team with Best Execution

This prize is for the team that has nailed execution over the course of the weekend but for whatever reason relating to the idea or business model they have not qualified for the other categories.

• A load of awesome swag for the entire team from a mystery Startup Weekend Mancheste partner.
• Free tickets to the next Startup Weekend Manchester for the entire team.

We’re not done yet! We will also be giving away a shiny new iPad to the person who tweets the most over the course of the weekend using hashtag #MCRTOP5. After coming out on top in 2012 Manchester is once again fighting for HashTag battle glory against the world and the person who contributes the most tweets towards helping us be victorious in 2013 will win a lovely new device for tweeting on.

And finally! Don’t forget that this edition of Startup Weekend Manchester is just one of over 200 Startup Weekends taking place all over the world during one fortnight. Following the Startup Weekend, the top two teams will go on to compete in the Global Startup Battle, where you have the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Google HQ in Silicon Valley, mentoring from Google and match funding!

Lots of startup goodness!

Team SWManc

PS. If you still haven’t bought your tickets yet, time is running out. But there are still a few available so grab them while you can!