Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco

    Friday, May 16, 2014

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Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014


San Francisco, CA

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Event Judges

Brian Greenberg
CEO, Silicon Schools Fund

Brian is the CEO of the Silicon Schools Fund, a not-for-profit investment fund seeking to accelerate the next generation of blended learning schools in the Bay Area of California. He was formerly the Chief Academic Officer of Envision Schools, a Bay Area charter management organization, and the Principal and Founder of Leadership Public Schools Hayward, one of the top charter schools in the state of California. Brian has worked as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, in politics on statewide and national campaigns, in higher education at Carnegie Mellon University, and in the non-profit sector as the Vice President of Development for Isles, Inc. He has served as a mentor principal for New Leaders for New Schools and is a Stanford University Principal Fellow. Brian is the creator of, a site devoted to experimentation and technology in education. He graduated from Dartmouth College and competed his Masters in Education at Harvard University.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Brian
  • Clair
  • Caitrin
  • Li
  • Katie


Christine Ortiz

Event Staff

Jessica Falkenthal
Education Community & Growth Marketing Strategist

Jessica Falkenthal leads growth marketing, community building and experience design for education startups, schools and nonprofits. She serves on the SXSW EDU Launch Advisory Board and CUE SF Board.
Jessica loves creating engaging education experiences and  previously managed a dozen online learning communities, coached early-stage education entrepreneurs, grew the Startup Weekend Education program worldwide, founded her own education startup, led professional development workshops for hundreds of educators, and designed and taught technology classes for the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H Youth Development programs. She is also a community organizer for the SF Edtech Happy Hour, 4-H, Startup Weekend Education, and Education Startup Digest.

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