New tracks and prizes announced for Global Startup Battle

11/11/2014 | By Samantha Deakin

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As you may be aware, the November Startup Weekend ties into Global Entrepreneurship Week and the Global Startup Battle, which is awesome news for those of you who have already bought your tickets for Startup Weekend as that's how you get access to the bigger competition.

This year, as well as the champion's track, there are other tracks to be entered, which means more chances to win on a truly global stage. These tracks are being updated all the time with new prizes and judges, but here's what's available right now:

Champions Track: The Champions Track will showcase the best of every city and Region. To compete in this Track your team must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at your local Startup Weekend. Learn more.

Startup Women Track: We’re honoured to support building diversity with a Track focused on women entrepreneurs and highlighting their work and talents. The Startup Women Track drives participation at all levels by accepting teams that have a female founder, led by a woman, or consisting of 50% or more women members. Learn more.

Education, Empowered Track: From improving the way we learn to increasing access to education, we’re looking at you to join us in creating a world where everyone is empowered to be a thinker and a maker. Education, Empowered Track is sponsored by General Assembly. Learn more.

Do the KIND Thing Track: Bring your socially impactful ideas to Do the KIND Thing Track. With commitment to social entrepreneurship with impact, this Track focus is to make the world a little kinder, one act or idea at a time. This Track is powered by KIND Healthy Snacks. Learn more.

The Innovator's Track: The .CO Innovators Track is calling all Startup Weekend teams that are launching their brilliant ideas on a .CO domain. Prizes for this Track include a trip to Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH Festival – the best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. This Track is powered by .CO. Learn more.

So if you want access to the Global Startup Battle, the competition, the glory and all those amazing prizes, make sure you've got your ticket to Startup Weekend Sheffield. It's where it all begins.

Register now.