Techstars Startup Weekend EdTech Montreal

    Friday, April 3 - 5, 2020

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Techstars Startup Weekend EdTech Montreal

Friday, April 3 - 5, 2020

Friday, April 3 - 5, 2020
Event starts at 5:00 pm

District 3 Innovation Centre
1250 Guy Street
6th Floor
Montreal, Quebec H3H 2L3

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Your EdTech startup in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday April 3rd

5:00 pm
Food & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Get an introduction to the purpose of this event, the speakers, the mentors, and the community leaders who worked to put this together.

6:30 pm
Presentation: The Edtech Landscape
Learn from an expert at Pure & Applied about the growing challenges and opportunities in Education and EdTech today.

7:00 pm
60 second pitches
Do you have a challenge in Education with getting a team around? Optionally line up to give your pitch.

8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

8:30 pm
Voting & Choose your project
Vote on the top pitches made and choose which one you'll work on over the weekend.

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. Rest up for tomorrow!

Saturday April 4th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Expectation setting & resources
Get a detailed walk-through of what is expected, and what is available for you as support and resources throughout the weekend.

9:30 am
Workshop: Techniques for validation
Strengthen your interviewing and validation skills with this workshop presented by District 3.

10:30 am
Golden Round-table
Interview key stakeholders in Education and develop your ideas further from what you learn. This is a rare opportunity for you to ask question about their day-to-day realities and needs.

12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn
Join a group of mentors and experts for a lunch and learn discussion.

1:00 pm
Working session: EdTech Market Size
Learn from a group of experts about the Edtech industry and how to determine the market size and potential of your idea.

2:00 pm
Group work: Rapid prototyping
Research, brainstorm and develop lo-fi prototypes. Don't forget to take the mental breaks you need.

5:00 pm
Feedback from Mentors
Take this time to ask your mentors for their perspective and constructive feedback.

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Check-In & Wrap up
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help. As of this point, you may end your day or stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Sunday April 5th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Mentors arrive. This is your final opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on your prototype and your pitch.

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Pitch Practice
Refine your pitches with colleagues and mentors before having to submit by 4PM.

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm
Submit Presentation Deck & Dinner

5:00 pm
Final Presentations with Judges

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm

9:00 pm
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Montreal is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Jihan
  • Leo
  • Roxanne
  • Jose
  • Nikitasha
  • Rob
  • Diana
  • Jacqueline

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