Your Winners: The Greatest Hashtag Battle In History

As the final hours in Global Startup Battle close in, we thought we would get the party started early and award the prize for the top cities in our 2nd annual Hashtag Battle. We added this battle to GSB last year and what a lot of fun it has been.

In fact, let’s take a quick look back at 2013 for reference:

 Last year’s numbers (2013)

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Impressive. About 3 years ago we started tracking every single event hashtag via SimplyMeasured (a great local startup that is now the leader in social analytics) and we typically see anywhere from 300-2,000 tweets on a regular weekend hashtag throughout the year, resulting in average of 3-5 million impressions.

During GSB, those averages are blown out of the water, you guys are determined! The amount of photos, stories, inspiration, encouragement, and yes, some trash talk has been amazing for our team to watch throughout these two weeks. It offers us a window into things that are happening across the world we wouldn’t otherwise have. For that, we can’t thank you all enough for being a part, we hope you enjoyed the view as well.


Now, our winners for 2014. As you may know, we’ve put up a prize for the hashtag battle for the first time. That will be a trip for 3 members of the Organizing team in the winning city to UP Summit, our annual meeting of global Community Leaders. It includes flights, as well as hotel room and most meals! We also planned to host a happy hour in the winning city for all the participants.

Unfortunately, we’re not doing that anymore. 

Because we’re hosting one in EACH of the top FIVE cities instead! After seeing how hard all of you worked, we just didn’t feel right about one city getting all the goods. Every single city that participated is certainly a winner, but as a reward for their incredible participation, the Top 5 will all get a sponsored party/happy hour.

Organizers, we’ll be in touch shortly, we’re still in the midst of the contest portion of GSB still, so things are hectic, but we’ll have the details to you shortly.

Without further ado, here they are, the final Top 10. Congratulations to you all!

2014 Results

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Congratulations to Giza, Toulon, Lyon, Amman, and Lille. If you look at this year’s numbers compared to 2013, you’ll note that the winner last year would have placed just 7th!

Great Tweets



Startup Weekend DF une fuerzas con Startup Weekend Stuttgart

Como cada año, en el mes de noviembre se llevará a cabo la Global Startup Battle, una competencia entre los participantes de Startup Weekend de todo el mundo. Sumándonos al espíritu de competencia internacional, para la novena edición de Startup Weekend DF (21-23 de noviembre) hemos decidido unir fuerzas con la ciudad de Stuttgart, Alemania para brindar una experiencia diferente a los participantes de ambas ciudades.

¿En qué consiste esta colaboración? Antes y durante el evento realizaremos actividades en conjunto con el equipo organizador alemán para beneficio de todos los participantes.

En concreto:

  • Startup Weekend Stuttgart regalará 2 cortesías para asistir al evento del DF.
  • Startup Weekend DF regalará 2 cortesías para asistir al evento de Stuttgart.
  • Diseñamos en conjunto una edición especial de la playera que se entregará a los participantes de ambas ciudades.
  • Los ganadores de cada ciudad recibirán un premio sorpresa 🙂

La mecánica para ganar las cortesías así como otras actividades las estaremos anunciando en las próximas semanas.

¡Estén al pendiente y prepárense para celebrar con nuestros amigos alemanes y nosotros!

Tweet Your City To Victory! The GSB Hashtag Battle Starts Now.

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SimplyMeasured is fueling our global hashtag battle with some awesome prizes! The city that tweets their given hashtag most will take the cake.

Visit GSB’s Hashtag Battle page to track all the action and see which city is in the lead!

You can see Top Tweets from around the world.

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Join in the conversation by tweeting NOW.

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Stay connected with everyone in the Battle.

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Keep track of who is in the lead.

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The ranking system used above is powered by Flowics.

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