San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
All startups created this weekend will be focused on not only education, but new school models! For all event details, visit sfedu.startupweekend.org/
Students - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your .edu email address to get a student discount code!
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.
Do you have ideas about how school should be changed that you want to see put into action? Do you like challenging long-standing assumptions about “how things are”? If so, Startup Weekend EDU: New School Models is for you. This weekend will be an exciting, fast-paced 54 hours of rethinking schooling and designing schools of the future.
We’re looking for passionate educators, parents, students, entrepreneurs, developers and designers who want to make a difference in education now. Come join a team committed to rethinking how schools are done so we can help all students get a better 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, and build new models for schools. Unlike other startup weekends, the result of this weekend won’t be a tech product, but rather a new school model that radically transforms the traditional approach to learning. The event hinges on participants creating a “core innovation” that improves on a central element of schools (e.g. Why should the school day be delineated by a number of fixed periods? Why should there always be one teacher in front of 30 students?).
On Friday night, anyone can make a 60 second pitch for their idea for reinventing schools. That night, teams will come together around these ideas - a core innovation to schools - and over the course of the weekend develop a new school model to improve education. On Sunday, the weekend culminates with final presentations and pitches in front of a panel of esteemed judges.
Here's some of the things you get from attending:
+ A free .co domain name
+ $2,000 of credit on Google App Engine
+ 50 free moo.com business cards
+ Awesome coaching by education industry leaders
+ Fun swag from Google, .Co and more!
+ Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
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
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