Startup Weekend Education Austin
Friday, August 14 - 16, 2015
Friday, August 14 - 16, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
The Iron Yard Austin
3601 S. Congress
54 hours to change education. Are you in?
We're looking for passionate educators, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who want to innovate education now. Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful education startup while solving real problems in education.
Friday August 14th
Saturday August 15th
Sunday August 16th
With five multi-million-dollar business success stories to his name, and a prestigious Young Achiever Award, Matthew has been characterized as a true differentiation, niche marketing, and sales systemization powerhouse.
His rapid growth ideology has led to rapid market penetration in industries as vastly different as telecommunications, construction, and nationally accredited education. It has also been successful in acquiring high profile customers, such as multinational award-winning franchises, luxury automotive brands, leading medical institutions, law associations, and National Premiership Football teams.
Matthew is a regular guest on Fox7’s Good Day Austin, as well as a featured contributor toCEO, Entrepreneur, and Top Sales World Magazine. Matthew now brings about rapid growth and business transformation all over the world, through his many speaking and coaching activities as well as his top-rated iTunes podcast Better Business Coach.
Starting as the web master at her university and the only tech support for the university’s international online education program, Holly transitioned to program management as an advocate for disability rights. She helped direct summer camps and grant programs for people affected by disability at a global non-profit in Los Angeles, CA.
Upon moving to Austin, Holly welcomed the opportunity to expand on her marketing and program management skills with software development when she enrolled in the first cohort at MakerSquare, an immersive software development bootcamp, in Summer 2013.
Holly loves the Austin tech community and serves it as the Director of the Women Who Code Austin, a network of 1000+ women in tech. WWCode provides an avenue for women to pursue a career in technology, help them gain new skills and hone existing skills for professional advancement, and foster environments where networking and mentorship are valued.
Coaches and Mentors
Research to Practice Project Manager at Pearson
Scott has long been an innovator on the forefront of technology integration in education, and he is also the co-founder and CEO of EdTech Action, an education technology incubator at Capital Factory in Austin. As an edtech ambassador, Scott utilizes his unique blend of expertise and awareness of technology and education to work with educators, entrepreneurs, educational institutions and edtech companies, bringing the community together to improve education for students at all levels.
He served as VP of Solutions Marketing at SUN (now Oracle) as well as President of Parrot, an international drone and smartphone accessories innovator. Ed also worked as the Global Marketing Director at Motorola for the first generation RAZR platform and was a Product Manager at IBM.
Ed is active throughout the Austin tech community as a mentor for the International Accelerator and Capital Factory’s EdTech Action incubator. Ed serves on the Board of Advisors for SXSWedu and several Edtech/Mobiletech startups, in addition to being a member of the Central Texas Angel Network.
Last year his passion for new media and new challenges led him to join The Daily Dot as Executive Producer and Managing Director of Video. Recently, his love of Austin's startup culture brought him to Capital Factory as Director of CF Studios.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Education Austin 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 Austin is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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