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 Champion Circle powered by Google for Entrepreneurs: Pawly!

We are proud to announce Pawly, the winner of the Champion Circle powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.

This is no small feat, Pawly rose to top of nearly 1,000 teams from events with over 15,000 attendees in 40 countries to be our GSB 2013 Champion. Congratulations!

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Pawly is a new way to play with your pet!

“We’re a team passionate about improving the relationship with pet owners and their pets. We are so excited about creating the next generation of interactive digital pet toys that help you stay connected with your pet, from anywhere in the world. We are all extremely proficient in our respective expertise–from mechanical, civil, and computer engineers, user experience designers and business strategists. Our commitment to strengthening the pet ownership experience, as well as our aligned values, makes our bond go way above and beyond this event.”

Check out the prizes: 

  • $20,000 USD in match funding for Pawly’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign which includes custom campaign creation and support from Indiegogo.
  • Three Pawly team members will fly to San Francisco for an inspirational visit to Google Headquarters. Flight and lodging included.
  • Pick the mind of an entrepreneur celebrity via Google+ Hangout. Ask them anything!
  • Pawly will have ongoing opportunities provided by the UP and Google teams to meet mentors, influencers, get press coverage, and promotional support.
  • Pawly will also receive prizes from the other GSB Circle sponsors!

Also, we have some fabulous runner-ups in this champion circle who will be receiving some prizes from Google!

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

Congratulations to all the winners of the champion circle and everyone who participated! We want to hear from all the GSB teams. Please share your story with us and let us know how we can help you along the way.

Email to get in touch with the UP Global team.