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What is Startup Weekend again?
Startup Weekend EDU is a global event coming to Phoenix for the first time. This 52-hour event brings together educators, developers, designers, product managers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, build products or services, and launch potential startups! Education leaders will be available to coach teams and share their networks. We hope to make an impact on the conversation of how learners can be educated by ACTION.
Why does this cost money?
Startup Weekend is a non-profit organization and this is a non-profit event. Your ticket costs cover 7 meals, snacks, all the caffeine you can intake, and any proceeds will go toward funding the next Educelerate Meetup in the Valley. The ticket price also helps hold people accountable to attend and allows the serious edupeneurs to benefit.
I'm a student and can't afford to attend.
Students get a great discount. Email us at email@example.com with your .edu email address to get the code.
I'm interested in the event but am not interested in participating in a team.
You should buy a DEMO DAY (Final presentations) ticket. You'll be invited to see the final demos, mingle with the coaches and network, as well as join everyone for dinner. This ticket will only allow you to attend the Sunday night demos, as we don't want to people to distract the teams before the final pitches.
Can I participate as a volunteer?
YES! We need volunteers, especially if you have a photography, videography, or guest services background. Also, we need people to pick up food and be encouraging to the teams.
Thanks! If you have any other questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org! See below for rules and policies.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 complimentary skills & the passion & dedication to build a startup quick & smart. Test your idea with real potential customers, receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs & industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution!
We're looking for passionate educators, parents, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who want to make to make a difference in education now. Come learn the basics of founding & launching a successful education startup while solving real problems in education.
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, build products and launch education startups. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend and focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches. , teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.
Here's some of the things you get from attending:
+ A free .co domain name
+ Rides from Uber
+ $2,000 of credit on Google App Engine
+ $100 of AWS credit for hosting
+ 50 free moo.com business cards
+ Awesome coaching by edtech industry leaders
+ Fun swag from Google, .Co and more!
+ Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
+ A scholarship to Tallwave's Venture Blueprint bootcamp
+ A network of new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education
The Winning Teams will receive:
+ A spot in Tallwave's High Tide competition
+ Coworking at CO+HOOTS
+ A product development session from Coplex
+ Consultation session with Pearson
+ Premium membership to Blinkist
About Startup Weekend EDU: Startup Weekend EDU events are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekend EDU events culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working education startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.
When & Where
Techstars Startup Programs
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond. Techstars Startup Programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, and Startup Week.