Momentum at Startup Weekend Education

11/15/2015 | By David R. Pollard

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Ireland’s first Startup Weekend Education is almost over. Seven impressive teams have battled it out late into the night to get the chance to pitch their products to a panel of judges and special guests.


Nothing was going to stop these enthusiastic entrepreneurs from making waves. Innovative ideas, and coffee, flowed at the Bank of Ireland in Grand Canal Square.


A big thanks must go to Gary (@gary_leyden), our special guest speaker on Saturday. Gary is an investor in early stage tech startups and as director of NDRC LaunchPad, leads Ireland's #1 tech accelerator.



With so much energy being used, refueling throughout the event was essential and KC Peaches (@kcpeaches) supplied us with a plethora of food!



Tension and excitement started to rise as teams developed, divided and merged as the weekend continued.


Not that it was all work and no play, there was time for plenty of joking!



Teams were guided throughout the weekend by organisers, mentors and guest speakers, including lead members of the edtech, education and business communities.




Teams have been under the eagle eye of Richie (@RichieDonelan) from IrishStartUp.TV.

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Let's hope everyone took Nick's advice on pitching! As CEO of Sprintfire, he knows the tricks of the trade! Here we go... See you on the other side!

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