Prizes
Global Prizes
Amazing Prizes for the Global Winner!

Teams will be reviewed our amazing judges who will select the best team to be highlighted at a global level after
Techstars Global Startup Weekend.
WeWork Hot Desk
Hot desk for six months. Access to any open seat in the common area! Just show up, set up shop, and get to work.
Google For Startups Cloud Credits
ClassPass membership
Get an all-access membership to a global network of 10,000 fitness studios, or try their at-home workout videos! Relax after TGSW and try strength training, cycling, and more. Prize covers four $100 gift cards towards memberships.
Rocketbook Everlast
The Rocketboook Everlast provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet is reusable and connected to the cloud. Add a drop of water and the notebook erases like magic. Prize covers four notebooks for your team.
Deluxe .CO Swag Bag
Swag bags for your team from our partners at .CO, including LSTN headphones, Portable Bluetooth Speaker, and more!
Regional Prizes
Regional Judges will select the best Techstars Global Startup Weekend teams from each region to showcase on a global level.
Here are great prizes for the winners!
Regional Conference Tickets
APAC: Techsauce
Brazil: Case
Europe: Next Web
LATAM: Talent Network
MEA: Techstars FounderCon Berlin
USA/Canada: Collision
Google for Startups Cloud Credits
Techstars Job Portal Feature
Regional winners will be highlighted on our Job Portal website, for a lifetime! Companies will be able to see this highlight & badge of excellence when looking at candidate profiles.
.CO Swag Bag
Swag bags for your team from our partners at .CO, including sunglasses, t-shirts, stickers, and more!
Techstars Water Bottles & Techstars T-Shirts
Swag for your team!
TECHSTARS GLOBAL STARTUP WEEKEND
OFFICIAL RULES
1. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE OR INTERNET ACCESS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Winning teams from local Startup Weekend events will have the opportunity to apply to the Global Startup Weekend showcase.


For Startup Weekend events held on the weekend of November 2, 2018, the Techstars Global Startup Weekend Competition (the "Contest") begins 12:01 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) November 5, 2018 and ends 11:59 pm PST November 7, 2018.


For Startup Weekend events held on the weekend of November 9, 2018, the Techstars Global Startup Weekend Competition (the "Contest") begins 12:01 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) November 12, 2018 and ends 11:59 pm PST November 14, 2018.


For Startup Weekend events held on the weekend of November 16, 2018, the Contest begins 12:01 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) November 19, 2018 and ends 11:59 pm PST November 21, 2018 ("entry period.") There is one way to enter. No other method of entry will be accepted.



To enter during the entry period, go to https://www.f6s.com/tgsw/apply Follow directions to enter. Entrants must complete all data requested on the online entry form. Entries must be completed and received by Techstars by 7pm EST November 21, 2018. Limit one entry per person. Incomplete entries are void.

Techstars assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, illegible or mutilated entries or for any computer, online, telephone, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability, garbled or jumbled transmissions, service provider, Internet, web site, or other accessibility or availability issues, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention, or any technical malfunctions that may occur. Entrants must be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain name associated with the submitted e-mail address.


2. ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older as of the date the Contest begins. Employees of Techstars or any other company involved in the Contest, their subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same household as such employees or their family members are ineligible. This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States of America and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.


3. JUDGING: Applicants will evaluated and winners will be selected by a panel of judges in 6 regions: (1) Asia Pacific (2) Latin America; (3) Brazil; (4) Europe; (5) Middle East and Africa; and (6) US & Canada. The one (1) winner of each region will then go on to be evaluated by a panel of global judges who will select one Global winner. Judging will take place on or about November 26, 2018, from among all eligible applicants. Regional Winners' names will be published on the Techstars Blog on December 10, 2018. Global Winners' names will be published on the Techstars Blog on December 13, 2018.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria (for both regional and global winners):

1. Customer Validation (how many customers each team talked to and qualitative evidence they understand their market);

2. Execution & Design : what was built (prototypes, tech etc.);

3. Business Model: how well thought their future plan is, and likelihood of success (perceived by the judges);

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in the judges' absolute discretion and in all respects. Limit one prize per team. Winners will be notified via email, mail, telephone, and/or by overnight courier.


4. PRIZES: Regional Winners: One (1) first place winner from each of the six (6) regions will be selected. Regional Winners will receive the following:

Regional Prizes

  • Conference Tickets (by region) (5–8 tickets)

  • Monday.vc profile feature

    • Regional winners will be highlighted on our Job Portal website, for a lifetime! Companies will be able to see this highlight & badge of excellence when looking at candidate profiles.

  • Techstars Water Bottles & Techstars T-Shirts

  • $3k in Google Cloud credits


We do not cover housing or travel for the conferences.


Global Winner: One (1) Global Winner will be selected. The Global Winner will receive the following: The prizes cannot be exchanged for cash, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other competition. Techstars reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted except as provided herein.


  • WeWork Hot desk for 6 months

    • Access to any open seat in the common area! Just show up, set up shop, and get to work.

  • Google For Entrepreneurs Cloud Credits

    • $100k in Google Cloud Credits!

  • ClassPass (4 gift cards)

    • Get an all-access membership to a global network of 10,000 fitness studios. Relax after TGSW Try strength training, cycling, and more.

  • Rocketbook (4 notebooks)

    • The Rocketbook Smart Notebook instantly connects and stores your notes, doodles and lists in the cloud with the free smart notebook app. It's also microwavable and reusable!


We are going to be shipping the prizes to 1 person in the team, the teams are expected to volunteer one person otherwise we will pick for them.

We are going to let the team decided who gets a classpass membership or the rocketbooks.



5. GENERAL CONDITIONS: These rules set out the legally binding contract between entrant and Techstars in relation to the Contest. Entrant will be deemed to have accepted these terms by entering the Contest. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prize packages are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form within seven (7) days following notification. Return of any prize and/or prize notification as undeliverable or failure of any entrant to comply with any Official Rules will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

Winners grant Techstars the right to use and publish his or her legal name, image and state of residence online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest. Except for winners who are residents of the State of Tennessee, or anywhere else prohoboted by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Techstars and its advertising and promotional agencies to use winners' name, image, likenesses, photograph, and audio and visual recordings of winner for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without payment of additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participant releases and holds harmless Techstars, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, shareholders, attorneys, agents and representatives, advertising and promotional agencies, successors and assigns from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won, any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, participation in any Contest related activity, or participation in the Contest.

As a condition of entering in this Contest, entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between and the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved exclusively on an individual basis, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., which court shall apply the laws of the state of Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., without regard for rules of conflicts of law. In any such dispute, entrant shall, under no circumstances, be entitled to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any) associated with participating in the Contest, and entrant hereby waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TECHSTARS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


6. Limitations of Liability: Techstars is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. Techstars assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Techstars is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Techstars which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest Techstars reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

IN NO EVENT WILL TECHSTARS, ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND RELATED COMPANIES, ITS ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT'S ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE INTERNET SITE https://www.f6s.com/tgsw/apply OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING OF MATERIAL FROM SAID SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS


7. LIST OF WINNERS: For a list of winners, after December 8, mail a separate, self-addressed stamped envelope to: TECHSTARS, STARTUP WEEKEND CONTEST Winners, 1050 Walnut St Suite 202, Boulder, CO 8030.

8. SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by Techstars 1050 Walnut St Suite 202, Boulder, CO 80302

9. PRIVACY: Any personal information entrant provides will be treated in accordance with Techstars' privacy policy.

10. These terms together with our website terms of use and privacy policy constitute the whole legal agreement between entrant and Techstars with regard to any entrant's entry in the Contest.