startup weekend

Boston Startup Weekend EDU

Boston, MA - Nov 10 5:30 pm to Nov 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Price: $51 to $250

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 to build an education product in one weekend - you'll get a crash course in being part of a founding team. 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!

Friday night: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Educators validate ideas, then all attendees vote. It's a thrill to pitch, but definitely not required!

Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!

Sunday evening: Teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Winning teams take home a grab bag of great prizes to help launch their company, and may be eligible to advance & compete in Startup Weekend's Global Startup Weekend!

Here are some of the things you get from attending:

  • - Delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
  • - A free .co domain name
  • $300 Google Cloud Platform credit
  • - Awesome coaching by education & tech industry leaders
  • - A network of 100+ new educator, developer, designer & entrepreneur friends who are also excited about improving education

BONUS: Our Signature Sponsor, Pearson Education, will be additionally awarding a special prize to startups that focus on improving access to quality education for underserved learners. If your teams solution falls into this category, meant to be interpreted broadly, you may be eligible for an additional prize.

How can Startup Weekend change your life? In 2014, LeanGap, a start-up accelerator for high schoolers led by a founder who was a high-schooler himself, was one of the winning teams of Boston SWEDU. Today, LeanGap is still going strong, having just finished their third summer (read more here on BetaBoston)! Come be our next success story!

Come join us! At Startup Weekend, we're...No talk. All action.

Boston Startup Weekend EDU

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