Startup Weekend Education - San Diego
Friday, March 18 - 20, 2016
Friday, March 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
High Tech Middle
2359 Truxtun Rd
Be a catalyst for improving education!
Startup Weekend Education (SW-EDU)Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here's your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion to work with and learn along the way. No tech skills required! Test your idea with potential customers. Join a community ready to help you take your education concept to the next level!
We're looking for passionate educators, designers, developers, parents, students, and business/non-profit professionals who want to make a difference in education now. Come learn the basics of founding & launching a successful education or edtech venture, while solving real problems in education. You can participate just for the experience -- serious creative thinking, inspired work, and a lot of fun!
We bring together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education or edtech ventures.
Startup Weekend Education 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 validating their idea by talking to users, designing/building prototypes and building a business plan with the help of experienced coaches from the education market. On Sunday, teams present and demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.
Here are some of the things you get from attending:
- 7 meals of food & snacks for the entire weekend
- A unique opportunity to be mentored and coached by edtech and educator leaders
- A network of new local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education
- A free .co domain name
- An awesome portfolio piece
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NBCUniversal Open Possibilities Challenge:
This Startup Weekend Education event is participating in the nationwide NBCUniversal Open Possibilities challenge! Participants are encouraged (but not required) to design solutions which prepare students for the 21st century workforce and to lead 21st century communities! All teams will be considered for the competition.
All teams will be considered for this special prize and the winning team will receive up to 3 tickets to the SXSWedu Conference in Austin, TX.
View the eligibility rules and judging criteria here.
The Winning Team will receive:
+ Guaranteed interview for EdTech Startup Incubator, 4.0 Schools' Tiny Fellowship program.
+ Workshop session with Marissa Di Pasquale, CEO of Cashtivity, the NASDAQ EdTech company award winner for 2015
+ 3 Months (up to 5 people) at local Coworking Accelerator Collective 1939
+ World Nativ providing individuals on the winning team 1 free spot at a World Nativ workshop featuring a guest expert in business or digital marketing.
Runner-ups will receive:
+ Opportunity to Apply for EdTech Startup Incubator, 4.0 Schools' Essentials program.
+ Prizes raffled off for attendees to the event!
All of the pitches on Friday and companies demoed on Sunday will be educator approved and designed to solve problems in the education space, broadly defined (not restricted to K-12 or other “formal” education).
We hope you join us!
Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Sunday March 20th
Founder & CEO - High Tech High Schools
Larry taught carpentry in urban high schools for eleven years before working as staff attorney at the Harvard Center for Law and Education. Returning to public schools, he served as Director of the Rindge School of Technical Arts and then Principal of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
Mr. Rosenstock directed the New Urban High School Project of the U.S. Department of Education. He has served as a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Visiting Associate Professor at UC Berkeley School of Education.
Larry is the recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship and the McGraw Prize in Education, and serves as an advisor to numerous commissions and boards nationally and internationally. He holds a JD from Boston University Law School, an M.Ed from Cambridge College, a BA from Brandeis University and a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa from Cambridge College.
High Tech High Learning now comprises twelve K-12 schools, a teacher-credentialing program, and a graduate school of education.
Specialties: Strategic Planning & Implementation, Public Affairs & Community Relations, Business Development, Media Relations and Marketing for technology innovators and public agencies. A pioneer in the eGovernment field with proven expertise building nascent businesses into industry leaders.
Specialties: Biotechnology, Internet, Health Care, Education, Mature Industries, Venture Capital, Private Equity. I also have a passionate interest in the art of Monhegan Island, Maine.
Previously David was CFO of Mission Edge San Diego, a nonprofit dedicated to building strong infrastructure and program measurement to other non-profits. Prior to Mission Edge, David started Bern Medical, a medical imaging data analytics company. He also worked with Remec Broadband, a telecom product manufacturer that during his 5 year tenure annualized revenue grew from $20M to over $160M. David has also acquired, operated, and exited an Internet Service Provider and a commercial/residential cleaning business in addition to several other tech startup project profiled in New York Times, Tech Crunch, and listed in The TIME 100 Most Influential Things in the World 2011.
Coaches and Mentors
Throughout his career he has combined entrepreneurial passion and social purpose to launch several ventures. Andrew is also involved in the B Corporation movement which seeks to harness the power of business as a force for good.
As founding producer of Connected Dreamers Productions and CoFounder to Collective 1939 Amber leads a collective of neoteric entrepreneurs & creatives bringing ideas to life to serve humanity.
Productions include Crowdfund-UP, TEDxAmericasFinestCity, SDSW, Convergence, and RECESS.is. Amber has brought her experience to events such as the Tijuana Hackathon for Social Change, Startup Weekends, Geek Girl Tech Con, Maker Faire San Diego, Tijuana Technical University, CIBU, Startup Grind, TEDxSantiagoWomen, National Science Foundation an d many more community driven initiatives. As VP of Projects for Global Shapers San Diego HUB Ambers local focus gains global momentum. A Purdue University graduate Amber is native of Indiana, residing in Southern California.
Specialties: Graphic design, web design, business development, branding and identity, business startups, website buying and selling, computer networks, UNIX, Windows, system troubleshooting, business sales, business brokering.
Director, SD Learn Academy
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Education - San Diego 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend San Diego is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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