Startup Weekend Education Phnom Penh
Friday, September 16 - 18, 2016
Friday, September 16 - 18, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm
The Canopy, Raintree
299 Preah Ang Duong St. (110), Phnom Penh
Startup Weekend Education Phnom Penh 2016
We're looking for passionate educators, designers, developers, parents, students, and business/non-profit professionals who want to make a difference in education now. Come learn the basics of founding & launching a successful education or edtech venture, while solving real problems in education. You can participate just for the experience -- serious creative thinking, inspired work, and a lot of fun!
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 or edtech startup.
Startup Weekend Education begins with open-mic 60-second pitches Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on validating their idea by talking to users, designing/building prototypes and building a business plan with the help of experienced coaches from the education market. On Sunday, teams present and demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.
Here are some of the things you get from attending:
- 7 meals of food & snacks for the entire weekend
- A unique opportunity to be mentored and coached by edtech and educator leaders
- A network of new local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education
- A free .co domain name
- An awesome portfolio piece
- The possibility of something more...
Friday September 16th
Saturday September 17th
Sunday September 18th
Stephen has been involved in entrepreneurship education in Cambodia and the ASEAN region for more than 10 years. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor and Program Coordinator for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh. In addition to teaching several courses on entrepreneurship and innovation, Stephen also serves as the Coordinator for the BMC Startup Accelerator Program in Cambodia and is also actively involved in the National Competition in Yangon, Myanmar.
Stephen is a Canadian citizen and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto, and his Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Coaches and Mentors
He is currently on hand as a resident innovation design consultant at Development Innovations, a USAID-funded initiative aimed to promote and nurture innovative culture in the field of social change in Cambodia.
He is a part of Khmer Natural Language Processing (KhmerNLP.org) and an advisor of Barcamp Cambodia.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Education Phnom Penh team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Phnom Penh is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Mike Michalec is an international development consultant for multilateral and bilateral organizations specializing in education and technology initiatives. He is also the co-founder and director of EdTech Asia, a community platform for education entrepreneurs that serves to provide a more collaborative and cohesive edtech ecosystem throughout Asia.
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