Our Winners
Grand Champions
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Tawi Space
Impact Prize
Our Winners
Grand Champions
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Tawi Space
Impact Prize
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Our world is facing unprecedented challenges like never before. Will our future generations get to be a part of the world we live in? We need to take action, and we need to do something about it now.

Join us to ideate and develop solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges we face today. Redesign the Future of Work, help create equal access and opportunities for our Vulnerable Communities, break the gender gap on Women Development, and build a world where Sustainability is our very core mission.

The onus is on us. And that's why you're invited to come experience a week of ingenuity and ideation at Startup Weekend Global.

Go face-to-face with today's most pressing issues and take it on with a lionheart. You determine tomorrow. Don't go fast alone. Let's go further together.
Change the World, One Idea at a Time

This coming 12-20 November, join the largest, wildest, craziest and most impactful startup event of the year. Immerse yourself in a world of possibilities with fellow dreamers and doers, and let startup magic happen.

Over 9 days, join forces with our global community as thousands of youths, developers, scientists, and advocates come together to learn, hack and build ideas that can change the world.

Get inspired as you meet with global leaders, tech visionaries and startup mentors who will be there to guide and teach you every step of the way.

What are you waiting for?

It doesn’t matter which part of the world you’re based in. Startup Weekend Global is for everyone, whether you have any experience or not, no matter what age you are, and what language you speak.

Startup Weekend is present in over 160 countries, across 1,800 cities and has successfully hosted more than 7,000 events to engage with over half a million aspiring entrepreneurs. We help entrepreneurs succeed.

So when you join us this November, you won't be alone in this revolution. Startup Weekend is no stranger to kickstarting impactful and revolutionary startups - all of which have gone ahead to write success stories of their own.
From Startups to Unicorns
Meet the global Startup Weekend alumni.
Startup Weekend Columbia, Missouri
Startup Weekend Singapore 2012
Agenda Edu
Startup Weekend Brazil 2014
Startup Weekend Cork
Startup Weekend Hong Kong
Startup Weekend Brisbane Women
No Talk, All Action
Startup Weekend Global is for everyone, no matter where you live, whether you have any experience or not, what age you are, or what language you speak.
Safe Space
Startup Weekend is a safe space. This is an inclusive and supportive community where anyone and everyone is welcome to learn, participate and build together.
From Zero to One
Startup Weekend Global is failsafe environment for you to ideate, validate and build your startup idea with support from global mentors and a supportive community.
Experiential Learning
Over a decade, we've learnt how to help our community learn what it takes to build a startup. This is where you'll get to learn by doing.
Meet Co-Founders
At Startup Weekend, you'll get to connect with the largest network of startup enthusiasts, technologists, designers and more.
Countdown till Kickoff
Programme Schedule
Go from zero to one.
Friday 12th Nov
Friday 12th Nov
Pitch your ideas, gather your team and get ready to build your ideas. We’ve got a handy hacking toolkit prepared for you - all we need is your enthusiasm!
Saturday 13th Nov
Saturday 13th Nov
Learn and apply useful methodologies & skills covered in our workshops. Validate your ideas & prototypes with our mentor panel of seasoned entrepreneurs founders, global investors and industry leaders.
14th - 18th Nov
14th - 18th Nov
Huddle up and continue to transform your idea into a working product. With your facilitators journeying alongside you, you’ll be in good hands all the way through.
Friday 19th Nov
Friday 19th Nov
Rehearse your pitch and receive constructive feedback from your facilitators. Submit your final pitch video and fingers crossed!
Saturday 20th Nov
Saturday 20th Nov
Top teams will be shortlisted to pitch at the final pitches to our panel of global judges and be crowned as our champions. Then it's time to attend our virtual afterparty and celebrate all night long!
Global Themes
Hack for Posterity
The IPCC warns that climate change is “widespread, rapid, and intensifying”. With rising global temperatures, comes floods, heatwaves, ocean acidification and more. The cost is our livelihood. From sustainable cities to reducing waste, how will you respond?
Women have had to fight through gender pay gaps, domestic violence, job insecurities and period poverty & stigma. A needless wrestle, these are rights that should not have been contested. For our mothers, sisters, partners and friends, how will you respond?

The Industry 4.0 revolution is unlike any other in scale, scope & complexity. With access to unprecedented digitalisation, what we can achieve is limitless. How can automation meaningfully replace laborious work? How can digitisation redesign jobs and workplaces? For humanity’s progress, how will you respond?
Disparity exists and manifests itself into cruel forms; poverty, disability, homelessness and ethnic minorities discrimination. Greater accessibility and support needs to be afforded to the ones facing the brunt of this unjust. To be there for one another, how will you respond?
Can't make it for Startup Weekend Global?
Leave your email below and we'll send you a report of the full list of ideas as well as impact generated from the event!
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Choose Your Role
Build your most important asset - your team mates.
Laser-focused 24/7, you accomplish whatever you set out to do.

For you, there are no boundaries. You dream bigger than anyone else. And you are relentless in your pursuit. Risk-takers and go-getters by nature, failures don't bite you. Instead, they spur you on further.

You are opportunistic and a problem-solver; you know how to play your best cards. If you can pitch, market, formulate business models, or will do anything to keep the team going — hey, there's a hustler in you.

You are no stranger to visual hierarchies, visual cues and information foraging.

For you, the rainbow is more than its 8 colours - instead, you see them in hues, tints, shade and their 6 digit HEX-codes.

Magic is at your fingertips when you’re on visual editing softwares. You transform pitch decks or prototypes into a feast for the eyes. If you have a flare for visuals and speak the design language - hey, there’s a designer in you.
As long you’re concerned, bugs aren’t insects and a library isn’t where you go to borrow books. A master of translating the real-world into computer simulation, you create algorithms with no sweat.

You are a polyglot, familiar with various programming languages from the likes of Python to C++. Defined by an endless curiosity and an unrelenting drive, you fix problems with code.

If you find thrill in writing applications and building products - hey, there’s a developer in you.

Speakers, Mentors & Judges

Get inspired as you meet with global leaders, tech visionaries and startup mentors who will be there to guide and teach you every step of the way.

Maëlle Gavet
CEO & Board Member
Renaud Visage
Co-founder & Former CTO
Kaidi Ruusalepp
Founder & CEO
Peter Cho
Managing Director & Partner
BCG Digital Ventures
Suzanne Kats
Chief Commercial Officer
The Next Closet
David Chua
Chief Executive Officer
National Youth Council
Aik-Phong Ng
Managing Director
Monica Kang
Founder & CEO
Naveen Asrani
Head - Startup Growth Initiatives, Asia-Pacific & Japan
Alix Martínez
Senior Digital Design Manager
Oko Davaasuren
Senior Director, Ecosystem Development
Sing-Suen Soon
Assistant Manager, Impact Networks
Singapore International Foundation
Jordan Dea-Mattson
Site Director, Singapore Engineering Centre
Revvv up and get ready - we're launching our virtual world where you will be able to connect digitally and shape history, all in video game style.

Revvv up and get ready

We're launching our virtual world where you will be able to connect digitally and shape history, all in video game style.

A Completely Different Experience
This is Startup Weekend like you’ve never seen before.
Limited edition hack & rave kit
worth $150 hand-delivered to your doorstep. (First-come-first-served!)
Be inspired
& get to meet some of the biggest names in tech.
Digital perks
& a bunch of other fun stuff to make this the best weekend ever.
Extraordinary prizes
& opportunities of a lifetime await the brave and the bold.
Pitch your vision
on the biggest digital startup stage.
Go forth
& gather your team to bring your ideas to life.
Meet your hosts.
Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn,
then always be a unicorn.
Durwin Ho
Joyce Tay
Raymond D.
Wong Shih Han
Vincent Yee
Christine Ng
Goh Yee Wei
Gabriel Broughton
Jann Chia
Timothy Noel Ho
Zavier Low
Jiaming Ow
Hussein Sulaiman
Lalitha Wemel
Linka Lin
Farah Fauzi
Nicole Oon
Grace Odlum
Jesper Fan
Hazirah Uzma
Community Leaders
Matheus Ortiz
Ashley Uy
Yasser Abdesselam
Jenny Low
Kunal Jaswal
Melloney Campbell
Aymene Negaibi
Komronbek Avezov
Omar Ibn Abdillah
Ruwani Sooriyapperuma
Sri Lanka
Jigme Thinley
Hiatha Anderson
Henry Beh
Law Jen Ni
Nasif NM
Javen Cheng
Francis S. TSAGUE
Jesse Muraya
Patricia Acosta
Dominican Republic
Toshika Aggarwal
Jen Riedel
United States
Gustavo Pascoal
Frequently Asked Questions
What ideas can I work on?
You can work on any ideas under our global themes - Sustainability, Women Development, Future of Work and Vulnerable Communities.
I don't have any experience, can I still join?
Definitely! You don’t have to be a seasoned entrepreneur to join Startup Weekend. You can join us either as a hustler, developer or designer and Most importantly, if you are excited about startups, entrepreneurship, meeting people, and having a good time, then Startup Weekend is definitely the place for you!
How big should each team be?
You need 4-6 members to form a team. Based on past experience, we highly recommend having at least one of each profile (hustler, developer and designer) to form a well-rounded team.
Is there any criteria for selection? Is my participation confirmed once I get my ticket?
There is no criteria for participating, once you sign up, you’re in! Our only request is that you come with an open mind for learning and lots of enthusiasm!
Can I join as an individual?
In the spirit of Startup Weekend, one of the goals for each participant is to get out of your comfort zone, and network and connect with these amazing people all around you. Each team needs to be between 4-6 people. But fret not, if you're joining alone, there will be plenty of chances for you to connect with others once you sign up, and we will guarantee you'll be able to find a team.
I have been working on my startup idea for the last 2 years, can I pitch it?
Startup Weekend is designed to be the most effective platform for growing new businesses from the ground up over the course of a weekend. A key facet of the weekend, and a central value for participants, is the spirit of complete collaboration, buy-in, and ownership. We’ve found that having existing businesses in the mix undermines this spirit, in addition to creating an unequal playing field alongside those ideas that are truly conceived at the grass-roots level.

TLDR - No, participants will not be allowed to pitch their existing ideas at Startup Weekend.
What do we get out of the event?
An amazing experience, startup education, global friends, mentorship, digital perks, fantastic prizes for winning teams, and most importantly, a lifetime of memories!

Keep a lookout on this page for when we announce the prizes!
What happens after Startup Weekend Global?
Well, you may decide to keep working on your startup with the team that you formed at Startup Weekend Global! Many people that have attended a Startup Weekend event utilize their new network to help them find their next job. You may even decide that you want to organize a Startup Weekend event yourself! One thing is for sure - you are now a valued member of the Startup Weekend community!
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