Startup Weekend Education Pittsburgh’s sponsors drive down ticket prices by 70%

01/20/2015 | By Christian Moreno

This post originally appeared on

Every Startup Weekend event has a theme, and the theme of the very first Startup Weekend Education Pittsburgh is “Access.” We believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to access our event, regardless of class, gender, social background, or disability. An open, inviting experience: that is what the organizing team brings to the Pittsburgh community, and today we have great news.

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 7.44.07 PM

Thanks to the overwhelming support from our generous sponsors, we have significantly lowered the cost of attending this event. A huge win for the SWeduPGH team, but most importantly for YOU, the Pittsburgh community!

Ticket prices are as follows:

$30 standard entries: Developer, Designer, Educator & Non-Technical/Business (formerly $99)

$24 for early-bird entries (with promo code EARLYBIRD - ends on Feb. 1st)

$15 for students with valid ID (use the promo code STUDENT)

$5 for Friday pitch attendance ONLY

$5 for Sunday pitch attendance ONLY


SWeduPGH is open to anyone who is curious about education, technology, design, and/or entrepreneurship. The only differences from the standard Startup Weekend Pittsburgh is that educators get to vote first, and at least 25% of attendees must be educators.

Don’t miss out on the first ever SWeduPGH, and get your tickets here today!

New sponsors: Expii, Saul Ewing, The Sprout Fund and TechShop Pittsburgh

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, we have been able to make the SWeduPGH “Access” theme a reality.


Our Signature Sponsor for this event is Expii, led by Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Po-Shen Loh. Expii is a global learning platform that works like a community-built textbook, where instructors and students collaborate on interactive, dynamic, and validated material.


Continuing their support in the startup community, Saul Ewing contributes at the Platinum level. Saul Ewing provides legal services to businesses, nonprofit entities and public institutions, including general corporate counseling and commercial litigation.


At the Gold Level, The Sprout Fund supports innovative ideas that catalyze change in Pittsburgh-- making our community a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family.


At the Silver level, we have 2014’s Best of the Burgh for Tech Tinkering. TechShop is a community-based workshop and prototyping studio on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors!

Want to learn more about SWeduPGH? Join us at AlphaLab Gear on January 27th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for our info session. Click here to sign up for our meetup.

Questions? Tweet @swedupgh, leave us a comment on Facebook or email us at