Technological Innovation in Education
Come join us for a 3 day incubator event May 15-17 focused on innovation in education. With advances in education technology, we can remove barriers such as distance and cost making education available to all those willing to learn. At Ed Tech Startup Weekend, we welcome anyone who has a passion for creating solutions to the obstacles holding back the evolution of education and want to meet people who are interested in doing the same.
What is Startup Weekend?
Passionate entrepreneurial minds from many different backgrounds converge for weekend long workshops to generate new ideas, network and even start new ventures. Startup Weekend events undoubtedly create an unprecedented opportunity for anyone who is enthusiastic about exploring their ideas and inspiring those around them.
What’s different about this event?
This event focuses on innovating education for all involved, not just for students. The great things that are conceived in this event are created by it’s participants. This is how it goes:
- Presentation of ideas: This is the first phase of the weekend long event. Anyone is welcome to present their startup idea who is looking for a team to help make it happen.
- Team formation: The second phase is the formation of teams around the top ideas. The top ideas are normally determined by popular vote.
- Building: This is the third phase whereby a 54-hour period of great energy and activity involving business modeling, coding, designing and validating takes place.
- Presentation to judges: This is the final stage. Every team presents what it has come up with before judges made up of local Entrepreneurial leaders.
Who should participate
We welcome all who have a passion for or are interested in changing the face of education for Sacramento and beyond. This is an opportunity to collaborate with other thinkers, tinkers and entrepreneurs.
Why should I participate?
Startup Weekends are the ultimate learning and networking opportunity. Participants not only practice valuable entrepreneurial leadership and teamwork abilities, they get to learn helpful business techniques from qualified coaches and compete for a chance to win prizes that will take their startup beyond the weekend. Meet a co-founder, connect with local educators, or learn a skill outside your usual 9-to-5. This is a once in a lifetime chance to meet and interact with many successful entrepreneurs some of whom may turn out to be your promoters.
Tickets are on sale now with discounts available for educators.