Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity . . .
. . to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills and the passion & dedication to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!
Startup Weekend EDU brings together a diverse group of people – educators, technologists, designers, and business professionals – passionate about making a positive impact on education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education market. On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. (Hosted by the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota at Hanson Hall, 1925 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455).
Here are some examples of startups that have come out of Startup Weekend EDU in other parts of the country:
+ ImagiLabs’s Challenge Box
- educational adventure games for kids age 8-12 and seek to inspire them to explore real challenges until they find their moment of triumph
- a career exploration game that helps inform students about possible STEM career options & offers guidance on how to achieve them
+ Kidfit Academy
- a nonprofit running interactive physical & health education curriculum that empowers students to take control of their health & wellness with fun technology
- a marketplace for finding and tracking professional development for K-12 teachers
Your ticket includes 7 great meals, plus some freebies from the sponsors. It's a great bargain!
We look forward to seeing you at the event! Please email us with questions.