Kauffman Foundation News (11/23/11): Startup Battle voting is now open

Startup Weekend announces 48 Global Entrepreneurship Week

winners now competing in the Global Startup Battle

Voting is open to the general public to pick the winning startup

Today through Nov. 28, 2011, Startup Weekend™ will be hosting an online Global Startup Battle designed to foster friendly competition and community awareness among the global Startup Weekend community. Forty-eight winning teams from Startup Weekend events that took place Nov. 11-14, 2011 and Nov. 18-20, 2011 have the chance to compete to become the ultimate Global Startup Battle winner.

The public is invited to vote on the startup they want to win “the battle” by going to the Startup Weekend Facebook fan page, and clicking on the “Contests” tab on the left-hand side.

More than 60 communities spread over five continents held Startup Weekends over these two weekends as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. In total, more than 4,500 attendees, mentors, speakers and judges worked on startup ideas during these events, with thousands of ideas pitched and hundreds of teams formed.

About Startup Weekend

An affiliate of the Kauffman Foundation, Startup Weekend supports the development and expansion of entrepreneurship through events worldwide that educate aspiring entrepreneurs by immersing them in the process of moving an idea to market. Startup Weekend has built a network of more than 25,000 alumni, 150 volunteer organizers and 60 trained facilitators spread across more than 175 cities in 100 countries. Startup Weekend: How to Take a Company from Concept to Creation in 54 Hours , a new book by Startup Weekend’s Marc Nager, Clint Nelsen and Franck Nouyrigat, will be published by Wiley and available at all retailers in November 2011. For more information, visit www.startupweekend.org. @StartupWeekend