Presenting the 2013 Global Startup Battle Winners

Thank you to every team who participated in Global Startup Battle 2013. Each and every one of you helped in making GSB the biggest startup battle in the world. We are honored to congratulate the winning teams on this accomplishment!

GSB spanned across 40 countries. With 167 events globally and 15,000 participants…the teams below made it through a grueling process of Startup Weekend voting, judging and pulled through to be your GSB 2013 champions!


The Champion’s Circle Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs
ChampionPawly – interactive digital pet toy


1st Runner Up: iTravey – submit your dream trip, agencies will come to you
2nd Runner Up: Morshid – a system for the unassisted mobility of the visually impaired

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Circle Champs:

The Women’s Circle Powered by Coca-Cola and the 5by20 Team
Winner: Adlet – an ad platform which makes your advertising easy

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The Innovator’s Circle Powered by .CO
Winner: – users can create, print and share custom vision boards

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The Activate Circle Powered by AWS
Winner: Life Capsule – a pill box that tweets
1st Runner Up: Griflens – interactive story beads
2nd Runner Up: GymSight – exercise smarter

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The E-Commerce Circle Powered by Bigcommerce
Winner: GardenGenie – personal gardening companion

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Thanks to everyone who participated in GSB! Remember, we’re here to support all of your teams, not just the winners. Email to get in touch with us!

We will be releasing a GSB infographic soon detailing everything that happened during #GSB2013, so be sure to check that out and share.

The Winner of Global Startup Battle's E-Commerce Circle powered by Bigcommerce is GardenGenie.

We are proud to announce the winner of the E-Commerce Circle powered by Bigcommerce. Read more on the announcement from Bigcommerce on their blog.

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GardenGenie your perfect personal gardening companion that aims to make it simple and easy for everyone to grow their own fruit and vegetables using trusted and, where possible, organic supplies.

“We have a complementary range of skill sets from business strategists to developers, marketers and designers. From the outset we made an agreement on how our team would work together, make decisions and support each other. We push ourselves hard because our team culture is based on trust, we each know we can rely on the team.”

Check out these prizes!

  • A month-long trip for 4 to Bigcommerce’s US HQ in Austin (flights, rental car and housing included*) to get mentorship from experts who truly know online businesses.
  • 4 badges to attend SXSW Interactive. GardenGenie will enjoy 5 days jam-packed with insightful presentations and panels, plus parties with industry leaders, tech luminaries and creative geniuses.
  • A personal e-commerce coach and meetings with execs from Bigcommerce to discuss GardenGenie’s business growth strategy and get advice.
  • A guest column on the Bigcommerce blog that will tell the people of the internet all about GardenGenie’s e-commerce immersion and what they learned.

Congratulations to team GardenGenie and all the competitors in the E-Commerce Circle! Remember, we’re here to support all of your teams, not just the winners. Email to get in touch with us!