Startup Weekend EDU Seattle
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
The Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave
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 complementary skills & the passion to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!
- Friday night: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Educators validate ideas, then all attendees vote. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!
- Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
- Sunday afternoon: Teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Winning teams take home a grab bag of great tools to help launch their company!
+ MathChat is a mobile collaboration tool for students to help each other with math homework. Founded at Startup Weekend EDU Seattle 2013, the startup is now in the Imagine K12 edtech accelerator.
+ Qeyno is a career exploration game that helps inform students about possible STEM career options & offers guidance on how to achieve them.
+ Kidfit Academy is a nonprofit running interactive physical & health education curriculum that empowers students to take control of their health & wellness with fun technology.
Here’s some of the things you get from attending
+ PRIZES FOR WINNING TEAM:
- One-on-One with Chris DeVore, Managing Director at Techstar
- One-on-One with Madhu Singh, Chief Legal Officer at Foundry Law Group
- One-on-One with David Rosenthal, Principal at Madrona Venture Group
- 2 floating seats at Galvanize Coworking space
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 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.
Friday November 20th
Saturday November 21st
Sunday November 22nd
Lighthouse is a smart solution for teachers and students with special needs. It provides confidence students are where they are supposed to be and alerts you when they’re not.A small device is attached to the student, uniquely identifying them to the teacher. The teacher uses the Lighthouse app to keep track of their students while they are on school grounds, during school hours.If a student wanders off or is with the wrong person, an alert is sent to their teacher. When a teacher requires assistance to bring a student back to class, they can notify all faculty with information about the student.
Mobile Program Manager at NBC Universal
Tracy has an unwavering certainty that access to a quality education can enable success for all who desire it and will bring people together to solve the world's most challenging problems. She believes technology can be used to accelerate access, personalize instruction, appropriately challenge and engage students, and support teachers to ensure that every child is successful and meets their fullest potential.
VP Product and Marketing at Code.org
Her team partners with education and software companies across the industry to run the Hour of Code - a global movement reaching 10's of millions of students in over 180 countries. Beyond the hour of code, her teams build tools and software to support introductory computer science classes for students from kindergarten through high school.
Coaches and Mentors
As a consultant, his Intrinsic Strategy clients included a wide variety of startups, as well as Professional Examination Service, Apple, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, MetaMetrics, Corbis, Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door and the Toy Industry Association. In July 2015, Frank joined SchoolMessenger (part of West Corporation) as vice president of marketing strategy.
Through December 2012, she was Rocketship Education's Senior Director of Individualization: in that role, she developed and implemented strategy for blended learning and tutoring for a network of seven high-performing elementary charter schools in the Bay Area. As part of this work, Kate managed the design and development of Rocketship's platform for online learning, including the creation of tools for assessment, reporting, and lab management.
Previously, she was a Teach for America corps member and teacher in the Alum Rock Union School District, as well as a teacher and dean at Rocketship schools in San Jose.
Kate has a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Lavi also founded Dreaming In Color Entertainment, LLC (DICE) with a mission to secure financing and fund and produce multi media entertainment properties she owns and controls in film, destination online television, music, trans-media, children’s and world appeal genres. DICE is focused on scripted, unscripted, multi media franchise and branded entertainment projects from soup to nuts. Likewise DICE is building its on streaming TV platform (DICE TV) in partnership with its cutting edge technology partner
Katapy.com. As an independent streaming media network, DICE TV focuses on underserved programming niches with channels such Earnest TV, Music Is Not Code TV, Natural Body TV (Fitness & Health) and specific sectors of unscripted television.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend EDU Seattle 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 Seattle is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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