Boston Startup Weekend EDU
Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm
501 Bolyston Street
Have you ever had an idea for improving education?
Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
- Delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
- A free .co domain name
- $300 Google Cloud Platform credit
- Awesome coaching by education & tech industry leaders
- A network of 100+ new educator, developer, designer & entrepreneur friends who are also excited about improving education
Friday November 10th
Saturday November 11th
Sunday November 12th
Curtiss has more than 25 years of experience in the education industry and expertise in a broad range of enterprise and instructional systems that support the core missions of education. Prior to joining Pearson, Curtiss held executive roles at large and small enterprises serving the education industry worldwide, including Cengage Learning, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SCT and Campus Pipeline. Before his career transition to the commercial sector, Curtiss held positions in alumni and corporate relations, development, admissions and executive education at a number of higher education institutions.
As a high school student, Aaron was President of the California Association of Student Councils (CASC), the state-chartered student leadership and advocacy organization. In that role, Aaron led a campaign to pass legislation around student feedback in the classroom -- and an initiative to seat a student on the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education. Following high school, Aaron came out East and graduated from Yale University with a degree in Political Science.
Coaches and Mentors
Craig joined Pearson from Warner Bros, where he was VP of Product Development for their Turbine studio's massively multiplayer online gaming franchises, including The Lord of the Rings Online. Craig previously held senior roles at Activision, Electronic Arts (EA), and Sierra On-Line where he produced a number of fantasy, science fiction, and superhero titles. At Sierra, Craig developed both education and entertainment software products.
Director, Product Management @ Pearson
Prior to LearnLaunch, Ben built programs at the New England Venture Capital Association, more specifically their Massachusetts-based internship program, TechGen. Prior to that he held sales, marketing and operations roles at Education First, Fiksu and CloudLock.
He spends much of his spare time working in the community with mission-based nonprofits such as BUILD, IDEA, ESAC & The Capital Network — whether it's as a mentor, coach, or advisory board member.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Boston Startup Weekend EDU 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.
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching & learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning.
Techstars Startup Weekend Boston is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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Bill Kenney has founded 6 companies and currently leads two growing ventures. One is a business promotion company and the other is a self-promotion company. MEET (myeeteam.com) specializes in helping growth healthcare, energy, and technology companies exhibit at trade shows. MEET develops and implements client event participation strategy. His second company, Test My Pitch (testmypitch.com) is an online platform helps students, entrepreneurs, and professionals develop their communication skills in a safe and collegial environment. Think of Test My Pitch like a batting cage for communication skill development. Test My Pitch is currently embedded in the curriculum of universities, accelerators, incubators and corporations from Saudi Arabia to San Francisco.
Bill also leads four community building efforts in Connecticut. The first has developed a statewide entrepreneurial event calendar where more than 30 organizations events are now aggregating and the second is a statewide entrepreneurial mentor cooperative where more than 20 organizations are sharing mentorship best practices and resources. The third is a statewide entrepreneur awards event. And the fourth is a statewide entrepreneur summit.
Bill is also part of the leadership team at Startup Champions Network (formerly Startup America) and he emcees and speaks frequently on a variety of networking, business, mentorship, entrepreneurship and community building topics.