Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) NYC 1/31/2014
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sponsored by The Kapor Center for Social Impact
This weekend features an exciting opportunity to participate in a sponsored challenge that solves a real problem for an organization dedicated to improving education.
The Kapor Center is seeking a way to disseminate information on the various career paths available in the technology industry to underserved youths.
The Kapor Center will provide a database of content that should be pulled into the proposed product, mentorship during the weekend, as well as up to $2500 in team development to the team that wins this challenge.
For complete details, please read: http://nycedu.startupweekend.org/2014/01/04/challenge-connect-underserved-youths-with-career-opportunities-in-technology/.
We're looking for at least 5 people to commit to pitching an idea based on this challenge.
NOTE FOR TEEN TRACK
For organizations wishing to bring students to participate in the Teen Track:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: STUDENT ORGANIZATION) in order to receive more information and get an access code to be able to register your students. We look forward to having all of you at the event!
For all other event details, visit nycedu.startupweekend.org
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.
About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends 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 Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working 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.
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, and Startup Week.