Startup Weekend EDU Denver

    Friday, June 8 - 10, 2018

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Startup Weekend EDU Denver

Friday, June 8 - 10, 2018

Friday, June 8 - 10, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Marcus Commons @ Daniels School of Business
University of Denver
2101 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210

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Your idea in 54 hours


Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) returns to Denver for the third time in 2018 and we're gearing up for another amazing weekend of ideas, collaboration and innovation!  SWEDU brings together people of all skill sets and experience levels to collaboratively launch tools, schools, and learning spaces that reimagine the future of education. 

Everyone is welcome and no previous entrepreneurial experience is required.

Our state is home to a vibrant and growing community of education entrepreneurs.  We look forward to hearing your stories and learning about your ideas for change in education!

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 even 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 any aspect of education - from early childhood to life long learning. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your solution that fits the needs of your target customer.

Startup Weekend EDU Denver is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend (including all the caffeine you can consume!)
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • SWEDU Denver TShirt + other great SWAG
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • The opportunity to win amazing prizes
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world!
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 June 8th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday June 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday June 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Organizing Team

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

  • Katy
  • Graham
  • Christine
  • Thomas
  • Tara


Malliron Hodge

Malliron serves as the Manager of Community Engagement at 4.0 Schools. Within her work she strives to provide opportunities for the New Orleans community to be engaged with entrepreneurs in the 4.0 Schools programming. During the time Startup Weekend Education was part of 4.0 programming she served as the program coordinator, coaching, and guiding organizers as they planned their events. She is passionate about all things community and youth engagement driven.

Malliron received her Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University and a BS in Business Management and Human Resource Management. When she is not engaging the community, she can be found rolling around in skates!

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