Startup Weekend EDU New York

    Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend EDU New York

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
New York, New York 10451

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Taking ideas from concept to creation!

As the landscape of education continues to evolve, the innovation of tech vastly outpaces it. To this, Startup Weekend Edu seeks to bring together the best and brightest of New York City to Hostos Community College in the Bronx on June 9th - 11th. If you’re interested in education or technology or EdTech overall, this is the perfect event for you! Over 50 hours with students, educators, industry leaders, and technologists coming together to come up with new solutions to problems being faced firsthand by teachers, administrators, and educational leaders.

What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to put your idea into action within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to:
  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
  • learn the process for going from concept to creation
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in NYC
  • join or build an all-star team
  • make meaningful connections and become part of a global community
  • learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or beef up your resume
To get a feel for the event, check out our awesome wrap-up video from Startup Weekend Music Tech edition! Many thanks to our amazing sponsor, Sony Music, for putting this together for us!
Who is Startup Weekend For?

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event for everyone from high students through professionals, and it's a program that brings all sorts of people together including:
  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
  • developers and other tech-related professionals
  • designers of all types
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
  • students from universities and even high schools
  • professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
  • and passionate visionaries

Your ticket includes:
  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night
  • Mentoring by all-stars from the Education and EdTech worlds and the tech startup community
  • Meals all weekend
  • Collaboration with awesome Education professionals from throughout NYC
  • All-star judge's panel lead by startup and Education leaders
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days

Do I need to come with an idea?

If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's quite alright! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something piques your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and learning from each other. If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!

Join us for a very special weekend!

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Friday June 9th

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

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

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

9:00 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 10th

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 11th

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!

Event Judges

Nate Cooper

Nate Cooper is a writer and consultant in New York City. He is founder of Reboot a school that uses design thinking to help you learn to code. Nate has provided corporate training seminars to TIME Inc, NBC Universal and GAP Inc. He is an organizer/advisor for StartupBus North America. 

Becca Garrison
Instructional Technology Coach

Becca has been supporting teachers with integrating technology in pedagogically sound ways for four years, and her passion is finding the right tools to redefine each teacher's unique style instruction. Her favorite digital tools are those that teachers can start using after one prep period, and build levels of sophistication for themselves and students over time.

Kirill Satanovsky
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Coaches and Mentors

Charlie Oliver
Founder / CEO

Founder and CEO of Served Fresh Media (digital media marketing company) and Tech 2025 (facilitating learning events about emerging technologies).

Erica Greene
Engineering Manager

I manage the team of software engineers that maintains the commenting and comment moderation systems for The New York Times.

Nate Cooper

Nate Cooper is a writer and consultant in New York City. He is founder of Reboot a school that uses design thinking to help you learn to code. Nate has provided corporate training seminars to TIME Inc, NBC Universal and GAP Inc. Forbes has said, Nate is "deeply embedded in the New York tech scene, giving practical and insightful advice..." He is an organizer/advisor for StartupBus North America. His is a contributor to Mashable and his book Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress has been a bestseller in Programming: CSS books on

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend EDU New York 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.

Signature Sponsors

Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change, transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities. Hostos serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, and a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional ca

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Organizing Team

Startup Weekend New York City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Eugene
  • Julio
  • Kenneth
  • Eugene
  • Deborah
  • Shannon
  • Christopher
  • Prithaj


Deborah Chang
Co-Founder, Nexus Works from New York

Deborah Chang is an educator and an entrepreneur. Her ambition is to help people find their purpose: the nexus of what they love, what they're good at, what the world needs, and what will be financially sustainable. Contact her if you are new to the #NYCEDU scene and want to learn more, if you're a business in need of product design or business development support, or if you're an aspiring entrepreneur who is willing to do the hard work of starting.

Event Staff

Roger Osorio
Entrepreneurship Program Leader @ IBM

Entrepreneurship program leader at IBM by day, math coach by night, and Startup Weekend global facilitator by weekend.  I deliver a powerful cocktail made up of education, psychology, neuroscience, leadership, and entrepreneurship.  I facilitate events to maximize the experience and learning for all participants.

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