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Startup Weekend Dallas is a Global Startup Battle

Startup Weekend Dallas is now a true global startup battle. The winning team from Dallas will go head-to-head against the winning teams from Beirut, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York, Portland, Seattle, Sofia, and Tulsa.

From http://globalstartupbattle.com/battle:

“On the weekends of November 12-14 and 19-21, hundreds of teams around the world will compete with one goal in mind: to dominate the competition, building a company from scratch in just a weekend. Participants converge as individuals on Friday evening, form teams around ideas, and build their products over the next 48 hours – culminating in pitching to a panel of expert judges on Sunday night.

What is Global Startup Battle?

Global Startup Battle is a global competition organized and supported by Startup Weekend, working in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week. The goal of the Battle is to create friendly competition among the attendees of Startup Weekend events and celebrate the awesomeness that is Global Entrepreneurship Week.

What makes Global Startup Battle a Global Competition?

All teams from the Startup Weekend events during Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 12-21) are invited (Dallas is one of these cities). Teams at Startup Weekend events will compete amongst themselves and a winner will be chosen at each event by a panel of judges. Once the local winner is decided, that team has 24 hours to create a 90-second video pitch and a 15-word description that explains what their startup is all about and why it rocks.

Once the videos are collected they will be posted on this site and we will open the floor for voting. Voting will be held on a global level and anyone who wants to vote can. (don’t forget to ask your friends and family to vote – didn’t Aunt Edna say she wanted to encourage your hobbies?)

The ultimate winner will be determined entirely by the open vote. The prizes up for grabs are pretty awesome – check out our Prizes page to learn more. In addition to the killer prizes, the winning team also gets bragging rights for an entire year, which sounds pretty sweet too.”

Just another reason why you should get tickets for Startup Weekend Dallas here.

Startup Weekend Dallas 3

Startup Weekend Dallas 3 is set to take place November 12th-14th. Whether you have a full-time job or are a co-founder in a current startup, Startup Weekend Dallas 3 will be a great way to engage with the local startup scene.

The Event

Startup Weekend Dallas 3 will open Friday night with a presentation of new ideas for startup ventures. Pitch your own idea or simply watch and listen. Participants then choose their favorite ideas and form teams around them. The teams spend the weekend networking, developing, and building a proof of concept demo. Most ideas and projects are Web and tech-focused. On Sunday night, the teams will demo their projects to a group of panelists who will ultimately decide a winner.

Weekend Extras

During the weekend, there will be presentations from various members of the startup community. I’ll give a presentation on a few general aspects of startup law along with some tips of how to deal with the Dallas angel investor scene.

Tyler Koblasa, founder of Mingly and Startup Nights, will give a presentation about how he launched Mingly at Startup Weekend Los Angeles and continued to develop after his win. He’ll also talk about how he developed Startup Nights to keep the local startup scene momentum going between annual and semi-annual events like Startup Weekend.

Vijay Thakkar, Technical Director and Toy Maker at Newtoy Inc., will also be speaking Saturday night. Newtoy is a DFW-based company with the very famous Words With Friends and Chess With Friends applications for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch platforms.

Current prizes for the winning team include a one-month “Nomad” membership for 3 people from the winning team at CoHabitat, the coworking community in uptown Dallas. I’ll also include a startup incorporation package for the winning team. More extras, including additional presenters, prizes for the winning team, and event sponsors will be posted on the Startup Weekend Dallas 3 website.

Location

Startup Weekend Dallas 3 is being held at the brand new offices of Architel & Big in Japan (makers of ShopSavvy) in the Campbell Centre at 8350 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75206. Architel and Big in Japan are also sponsors of the event. I got the grand tour of the new office space from Alex and Rylan last week and from what I saw the place is a legit startup heaven:

Buy Your Tickets

Tickets to participate in Startup Weekend Dallas 3 are $75 ($40 if you are a student) and can be purchased at dallas.startupweekend.org/tickets. Please note that meals are included with your ticket price!

For more information about Startup Weekend Dallas 3, including sponsorship opportunities, visit dallas.startupweekend.org.

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is non-profit organization based out of Seattle, Wash., Startup Weekend’s primary mission is to provide unparalleled experiential education opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs around the globe. Its model is event-based, community-focused, interactive and results-driven entrepreneurial development. As a result, Startup Weekend has become one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneurship education in startup ecosystems around the world. Startup Weekend is currently represented in over 100 cities in more than 25 countries. Learn more at http://startupweekend.org.

Startup Weekend Austin

The first Startup Weekend Austin is set for the weekend of September 10-12th and will take place at CoSpace. I’ll be one of the Friday night speakers.

What: Startup Weekend Austin
Where: CoSpace, 911 West Anderson Lane #203, Austin, TX 78757
When: September 10th at around 5pm (the pitches will start a bit later)

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here. If you have not participated in a Startup Weekend before, check out the first-timer FAQs. Hashtag: #swaustin

Startup Weekend L.A. Presentation

Here’s the presentation slides from Startup Weekend Los Angeles:

Dallas Startup Weekend 2 (And L.A., too)

Dallas Startup Weekend 2 – April 16 to April 18

Dallas Startup Weekend 2 is only 9 days away and will be held at Company Dallas (1701 N. Collins Blvd, Richardson, TX 75080). Register for Dallas Startup Weekend 2 here.

I’ll be speaking at Dallas Startup Weekend along with Steven Thrasher, Matt Himelfarb, Tiffany Sunday, Cameron Gawley. I’m tentatively scheduled to speak Friday night, but I think I’ll push it to Saturday or Sunday so I can clear the way for the Friday night pitches.

The official Dallas Startup Weekend 2 pre-party is at CoHabitat, a coworking facility located in Uptown Dallas. Register for the pre-party here (it’s free, but let’s give Cohabitat an estimated head count). Cohabitat is located at 2517 Thomas Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75201. Pre-Party starts at 6pm on Thursday April 15. Please note that CoHabitat’s only dress code is no suits.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend – April 30 to May 2

I’ll also be in Santa Monica for Los Angeles Startup Weekend which will be held at CoLoft (920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA . Register for L.A. Startup Weekend here.

I’ll be speaking at L.A. Startup Weekend along with Sean Percival, Scott Sangster, Andy Wilson, Wil Schroter, and Mark Suster. I’ll be speaking Saturday afternoon.

I’m excited to head out to L.A. as I am a Trojan, grew up in SoCal, and spent plenty of time courting my better half in Santa Monica. Also, my college roommate will be participating so I’ll get to see if he learned anything from all his computer science books that served as decorations, doorstops, and furniture at our apartment.

Tickets on Sale for Startup Weekend Dallas 2

I had a chance to meet up with Clint Nelson, one-half of the Startup Weekend full-time partners, this past week when he stopped in Dallas on his way down to SXSW. He and I were both shocked that Startup Weekend Dallas 2 is only a month away (April 16th to the 18th).

If you are a participant in the startup community, you should attend Startup Weekend. No excuses. Buy Your Tickets Here.

Check out the video recap from Startup Weekend Dallas 1, which took place in November 2009:

Date Set For Startup Weekend Dallas 2010

Startup Weekend Dallas 2010 is scheduled for Friday April 16 to Sunday April 18th.

Of course, that is the same weekend as Coachella. I grew up in the Coachella Valley and can therefore objectively tell you Startup Weekend is the better option.

Startup Weekend Dallas Video Recap

Check out this great video recap of Startup Weekend Dallas 2009.  If you weren’t able to make it this Startup Weekend, hopefully you can make it out in April 2010.

Startup Happy Hour Tonight

This is a last minute reminder that Dallas Startup Happy Hour is tonight at the Infomart. There’s no admission charge and the drinks are taken care of by SpringStage and Texas Startup Blog, but for this holiday-month edition of Startup Happy Hour, would you please bring an unwrapped children’s toy? All toy donations will go to Toys for Tots. If you can’t make it tonight, you can always make a donation here.

It’s also dual-themed in that it’s a reunion for those who attended Startup Weekend Dallas:

MeetupSports

1FTP

PickyPlates

Open Wishlists

ActivePub

Black Eyed Apps (aka Woopra iPhone Dev Team)

Drive Legal 24/7

CoHabitat – Startup Weekend Dallas Launch Party

CoHabitat is hosting the official Startup Weekend Dallas launch party this Friday night. A big thanks to Blake Burris for hosting the event.

Where: 2517 Thomas Ave. Dallas 75201
When: Friday, November 20th; 10PM – 1AM

CoHabitat is a startup community and coworking space in Uptown Dallas. It’s a hub for developers, creatives and entrepreneurs building the next break-out web companies. If you haven’t visited CoHabitat, this provides you with a great reason to finally check it out.

CoHabitat CoWorking
CoHabitat CoWorking