Startup Weekend OKC is a part of Global Startup Battle!

11/09/2014 | By Jason Trout

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We know, the awesomeness of Startup Weekend OKC is plenty of excitement for one weekend. "But wait, there's more!" Startup Weekend OKC teams, along with teams from over 200 other Startup Weekends taking place November 14th-16th and 21st-23rd, also get to compete in Global Startup Battle. GSB gives Startup Weekend OKC participants the opportunity to compete in themed tracks that offer different prizes, resources and judges.

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 Startup Weekend OKC. Not only does the Champions Track have insane prizes up for grabs like a trip to the LAUNCH Conference in Silicon Valley, but this track also has an incredible judges panel, including music icon and tech investor Nas and Shark Tank's Daymond John.  Learn more.

But don't worry if your team doesn't place in the top 3 at Startup Weekend OKC. All teams have a chance to enter GSB through the tracks below:

Startup Women Track: We’re honored 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. 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.  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. This track has an impressive panel of judges, including Dave McClure, Founding Partner of 500 Startups. 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. Learn more.

How do you enter to compete? Startup Weekend teams will have up to 24 hours from then end of the event to submit a 90-second video for GSB. Keep in mind that plenty of last year's best performing teams recorded their video with their smartphone or webcam. It's all about content. We'll give you more information on GSB and how to enter this weekend.

If you haven't registered for Startup Weekend OKC, what the hell are you waiting for? Seriously.

See you there!