Ready to make amazing solutions for Education?
Startup Weekend EDU is a 54-hour incubator where teachers, admins, IT professionals, and entrepreneurs take an idea to make Education better, and rapidly improve upon it throughout the weekend, in order to present a minimally viable product to a panel of judges by Sunday late afternoon. The goal is to make an application that improves or helps Education at any level (K-12 or higher ed).
We are pleased to have a panel of prominent business and Education leaders as judges, including CEO & President of Colorado Technology Association, VP Operations for Educause, TechStars, and Charter School Growth Fund. Our mentors draw from Boulder and Denver, all of them from successful IT teams, businesses and education sectors.
Early bird registration is $75 until Sept 15, or when tickets are gone!
If you are looking to hone your education or entrepreneurship skills, be mentored by amazing people, and have a blast doing it, Startup Weekend EDU is for you!
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.