Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education (#TCSWEDU2017)
Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017
Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm
St. Catherine University
Coeur de Catherine Library
2004 Randolph Avenue
Help Solve Real Problems in Education Through Collaboration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation!
This is a whirlwind, well-choreographed event that will benefit anyone interested in making a difference in the world, making meaningful connections with others, or making money. Everyone is welcome (educators, students, marketers, strategists, creatives, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, makers, hustlers and beyond!) and no previous entrepreneurial experience is required! However, we will be holding 50% of the seats for women in honor of, well, all of us benefiting when women have a seat at the table!
Food, training, materials, mentoring all provided.
WHAT HAPPENS AT SWEDU?
Anyone with any idea or problem broadly related to education has 60 seconds to pitch it to the whole group. After pitches, participants vote and form teams around the ideas they want to work on. After that, it’s all about action!
Saturday and Sunday are work days where teams will:
- Validate their ideas by interviewing customers
- Receive expert mentorship
- Develop a business strategy
- Build a prototype
SWEDU culminates with Shark Tank-style 5 minute final presentations & prototype demos. Winning projects earn ongoing support and opportunities to launch and further develop their business or non-profit idea.
- Questions can be sent to the event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teachers will receive 54 hours of continuing education credits.
- We don't want childcare to be an issue, so we are exploring ways to help with that if an issue. If you think you have childcare issues, please feel free to let us know.
Friday June 16th
Saturday June 17th
Sunday June 18th
In 2016, after nearly two decades as CEO, Sona transitioned into the role of founder and chief ambassador. As an author, speaker and community builder, Sona will elevate the awareness and use of CaringBridge on a national scale by speaking about improving health outcomes through the power of social support. Sona serves on the National Caregiver Council, a group of industry leaders that study the issues and technology impacting caregivers and their families. Sona is an active member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation. She is also on the board of Minne*, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing Minnesota’s technology community. She has also participated as a speaker and panelist at many health care, caregiver, technology and women in business related conferences and events
Significant experience in higher education finance, education technology, career colleges and retail.
Coaches and Mentors
I am Director of The Center for Sales Innovation at St Catherine University. As Director, I oversee the Sales Program of Business to Business Sales and Healthcare Sales Majors. The Center for Sales also offers programs for business executives; The Sales Executive Forum for Twin Cities Sales Leaders.
I am the Founder and principal of The Women's Excelerator; educating, coaching and empowering women entrepreneurs over 40 to start and grow their businesses.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education (#TCSWEDU2017) 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.
Startup Weekend the Twin Cities is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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