Startup Weekend Education Nairobi (SWEDU)
Friday, July 10 - 12, 2015
Friday, July 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Why attend Startup Weekend Education Nairobi?
Our event transcends the traditional Startup Weekend style; we will focus on bridging the entrepreneurial startup spirit with youth and educator informed issues. Through design thinking, innovative business strategies, relentless hacking and designing, this weekend will produce new ventures that are poised to create high caliber outcomes for local Education entrepreneurs.
Groups will work together over 54 hours to create a tech tool that addresses a concern either in a school or in a student’s community. Ventures can range from a mobile app for students, a gaming console app, to a variety of online learning tools!
We believe that a wide range of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, passion, talents, technical knowledge and skills are needed to create ventures that have the highest potential for lasting impact.
We are looking for:
Youth Innovators: Entrepreneurs interested in hacking, UX/UI design, business, education and collaborating on an unique solution to a challenge they’re facing.
Teachers: Instructional leaders in the classroom working in Nairobi schools and within its environs- this category is essential to a successful Startup Weekend Education!
Educators: Community Organizers, District Administrators, Education Non-Profit Leaders and Professionals working in the school wrap-around services space
Champions: Individuals who will keep student voice and perspective on the top of their and the group’s mind- this could be a parent/relative, youth development professional or others who work closely with youth and are interested in collaborating with and supporting students on a team
Developers: Mobile App Developers (IOS, IOS SDK, Android) Programmers (JAVA, Objective C, CSS3, etc.) Web developers (front end and back end)
Designers: UX/UI designers (Adobe Suite Applications, Axure, iRise, Omnigraffle, etc.)
Entrepreneurs: Innovators, Thinkers, Business Strategists, Marketers, Finance Gurus, Project Managers, Philanthropists
We are looking to see and hear your Creative Ideas and Support you during the Weekend. Feel free to come up with ideas. The below are guidelines:
1. Mobile devices for learning (access & quality to info)
How can we use education technology to increase access to, and distribute quality learning materials?
2. Open Education (Moocs, OER)
How can we take advantage of Open Education technologies like MOOCs and Open Educational Resources (OERs) to increase literacy?
3. M&E/data-driven impact
How can we use education data and education technology to measure the impact of education?
4. Education for Youth Development
How can we ensure that education technology and education initiatives lead to youth empowerment and development?
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday July 10th
Saturday July 11th
Sunday July 12th
Implement cost effective and low maintenance solutions for the Small and medium enterprises where we act as their virtual IT department allowing the organisations to concentrate on their core business.
I am also a financial literacy coach which I do to get others to appreciate that without securing your finances all the rest shall be come to nought.
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Education Nairobi (SWEDU) 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 Nairobi is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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