Triangle Startup Weekend EDU
Friday, February 20 - 22, 2015
Friday, February 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Hunt Library @ NCSU's Centennial Campus
1070 Partners Way
Triangle Startup Weekend Education
We're looking for passionate educators, parents, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who want to make to make a difference in education now. Come learn the basics of founding & launching a successful education startup while solving real problems in education.
Design sprints with Betabox
BetaBox will be on site Saturday, February 21st to help teams launch their ideas and get started with the design process. Throughout the day, Betaversity Facilitators will help teams go through the process of empathy, customer research, ideation, prototyping, testing, and iteration, to develop a high quality idea, presentation, and pitch for the Demo event the next day. BetaBox will also give attendees the technology they need to prototype their ideas using 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners, the Adobe Suite, and more.
Friday February 20th
Saturday February 21st
Sunday February 22nd
Director of Technology
Director, Kenan Fellows Program – Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science; North Carolina State University
Coaches and Mentors
Mital received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science, cum laude, from North Carolina State University. He earned his law degree from Elon University School of Law as a member of its charter class.
Prior to attending law school Mital was the first employee at a tech startup on NC State University’s Centennial Campus.
She is looking forward to helping teams with leveraging design-thinking to develop a testable prototype, providing support on business model development, (enthusiastically!) listening to pitches and providing feedback, and providing any helpful context about the education sector at large.
He has a broad experience base that includes several roles in the consumer packaged goods industry, in higher education and in high growth technology ventures. Before forming The Pioneer Group he worked on sales and marketing strategy for Frito-Lay, marketing initiatives for Betty Crocker baking and called on Target’s headquarters for Colgate-Palmolive. In 2008 he was appointed Director of the MBA program at NCCU and, after leaving higher education, co-founded 2 startups.
In his spare time he is an avid college basketball fan and a passionate fitness enthusiast. Frank holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business and a BS from UNC-CH.
In his spare time, Josh is also a partner at RootLevel Labs, where he has spent the last 4 years actively helping build and launch startups. Josh has a proven ability to build and lead high-performance teams in rapidly changing environments, as well as to design innovative ways to optimize revenue and profitability from new and existing business models. When he’s not manning the helm, you can usually find him outdoors trailblazing in his Jeep, hanging from a cliff, or hiking with the office’s best friend and security dog, Kona.
Jason holds a Master of Science in Education, Administration and Supervision from Fordham University and a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Triangle Startup Weekend EDU 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.
Teacher Leadership Sponsor
Brain Food Sponsorship
Techstars Startup Weekend Triangle is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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