Startup Weekend Education Oakland
November 6-8th at La Escuelita Elementary School, 1050 2nd Avenue, Oakland, CA (a few blocks from Lake Merritt BART station)
Register at oakland.up.co/events/7209 before tickets run out!
The event: We bring together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups. Startup Weekend Education 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 Saturdayand 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. Following the event many educators are able to piloting the products in their classrooms.
Here's some examples of startups that educators started during Startup Weekend Education:
+ Fantasy Geopolitics- Think fantasy football for world news, social studies, and literacy standards.
+ Mathchat- Mobile collaboration for learning math
+ Vidcode- Connects computer science to teen girls’ lives and hobbies, empowering a new generation of coders.
+ Talking Points- Texting platform that enables parents and teachers to meaningful connect across language divides. (came out of a previous Startup Weekend Education Oakland event!)
Here's some of the things you get from attending
+ A network of 120 new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education outcomes
+ 7 meals of delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
+ A free .co website address
+ Awesome startup coaching by education industry leaders
The Winning Team will receive
+ An automatic interview with ImagineK12+ A 90 minute in-person consultation session with Gloria Lee, CEO of Educate78 and former President/COO of NewSchools Venture Fund.
+ And more!
+ Free app design by award-winning design agency PLATFORM + 1 year subscription to the Ominox product
+ 6 month access pass to I-Gate
The Winning Team of the NBCUniversal Open Possibilites challenge will receive:
+ 3 tickets to the 2016 SXSWedu Conference in Austin, TX