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SPREAD THE WORD: The first wave of StartupWeekend EDUs have concluded (at least in the States), and we've shared notes from Frank Catalano, Audrey Watters, and others. But we're delighted to see some actionable suggestions from Joey Aquino, an organizer for the Seattle session. His issues: StartupWeekend EDUs have attracted more "tech entrepreneurs" than educators and "social entrepreneurs." Some of the proposed products, as a result, are not exactly what teachers and educators want. Joey's idea? Scaling StartupWeekends into a cohesive regional network effort. (Check out this web.) Hold smaller, local events, where people can brainstorm community-specific problems and solutions (instead of products) then scale up to a design and business model event. What do you think? Sound ambitious? Perhaps, but you can help! Remember, if you're interested, drop us a note with "Stepping up!" in the subject line and we will connect you with all the right folks.

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