Startup Weekend EDU Miami

    Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014

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Startup Weekend EDU Miami

Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014

Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Venture Hive
1010 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

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Education Startup Weekend 2014

Startup Weekend EDU brings together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education. During the 54 hour event, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education startups. We're looking for passionate educators, parents, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who want to make to make a difference in education now! Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & dedication to build a startup quick & smart.

Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches. On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Test your idea with real potential customers, receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs & industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution!

Here's some of the things you get from attending:
+ A free .co domain name 
+ $2,000 of credit on Google App Engine 
+ $100 of AWS credit for hosting 
+ Awesome coaching by edtech industry leaders
+ Fun swag from Google, .Co and more!
+ Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend 
+ A network of new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education

The Winning Team will receive:
One month of mentoring from Venture Hive to propel your idea to the next level.
A free Platinum Pass to WebCongress Miami and a full day of training at the W Academy (total value $560)
Rawshorts Cloud Based Video Builder License with 3 video exports included and many more surprising prizes!

All startups created this weekend will be focused on education! 

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Friday October 10th

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
Setting the Tone and Group Brainstorm
Optionally give your pitch, brainstorm ideas, and meet your peers

8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:30 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. Mentors and support people will be there to help teams develop a great product! You may stay and work as late as long as you'd like

11:00 pm
Close to Midnight Snack
Enjoy a treat while you work. Venture Hive will be open to participants all night

Saturday October 11th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Participate in a workshop lead by Susan Amat, CEO and Founder of Venture Hive

10:00 am
Skype Session
Skype with Jason Orbaugh, creator of Ask Educators and winner of the 2012 Startup Weekend EDU in Seattle

11:00 am
During this workshop, learn from experienced entrepreneur, Lucas Sommer

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch workshop about how to measure success for your startup by Thomas Ordonez from Start Creatus

3:00 pm
Serge Elkiner from Yellow Pepper will lead this workshop

6:00 pm

6:30 pm
Work With Team
After dinner, start working with your team and prepare for tomorrow

11:00 pm
Close to Midnight Snack
Finished for the day. You may stay and work for as long as you'd like

Sunday October 12th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm
Pulling it All Together and Lunch

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Meet with coaches… ASK QUESTIONS

3:30 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
Final Presentations

5:00 pm

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards
Enjoy a final announcement and then head home after a great weekend of hard work!

Coaches and Mentors

Susan Amat

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Miami is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Susan
  • Amanda
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