Have you ever had an idea for improving education?
Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 exciting hours. Work with other passionate educators, designers, technologists & entrepreneurs to build real solutions and real products to education problems in one weekend. Beyond an amazing experience there are prizes up for grabs to help the teams make their product a success.
The first Australian Startup Weekend Education is being held in Sydney, Australia on the 27th - 29th of June.
Join a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education. Anyone is welcome to pitch their idea. Even if you don't want to pitch come along and join a team and make a difference in education.
Whether you start a new company, meet someone new or learn some new skills outside the usual register now for the best weekend of your life!
How it works:
Friday night is all about networking and the pitches -
Those with an idea who are brave or passionate enough will stand in front of 120 strangers and give a 1-minute pitch to the crowd. Teams form organically around the most compelling pitches, and then spend the next 48 hours (minus sleep and our delicous catered food) hacking away on your product and business plan.
Saturday and Sunday are work days –
you and your team validate the problem, market, and customer, ideate and iterate relentlessly, and prototype your team’s solution. Mentors will be on hand throughout the time to help you your idea from a fledgling concept into a working company with huge potential in less than two days. While a small web app or other interactive deliverable is ideal, example final products include promotional websites, mock-ups, or anything else that would convince an audience that your product is viable, compelling, and worth developing further.
Sunday night is where the jury panel comes in –
Seasoned educators and startup veterans will evaluate your by now well developed pitch and the most promising product will win its team a grab bag of great tools to launch your company. From there? Well, it’s all up to you. Startup Weekend EDU is a launchpad for your idea, and you can take it wherever you want to go.
Giveaways For All Participants:
Prizes for the Winning Team
$1000 off a Web App Developer course from Coder Factory
$200 credit from Elance-oDesk
A special prize sponsored by Openlearning
Prizes for the Runner-up Team
2 free places in a Beginner Coder Weekend Workshop (worth $395 each) from Coder Factory
$100 credit from Elance-oDesk
A special prize for a SWEDU team that creates the best social venture sponsored by Social Ventures Australia
A special prize for a SWEDU team that creates the best vocational education venture sponsored by Intersective
- Every Participant gets a free 3 month access to GA Online Courses
- Every Participant gets a $50 credit from Elance-oDesk
- Free meals on all days including mouth watering gourmet food for the final demo day
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) was founded on the belief that entrepreneurship is the most powerful force to positively impact education outcomes. We are a global initiative that brings people together over the course of 54 hours to launch startups that have the ability to drastically improve the educational experience for various types of learners. Only two years old, SWEDU has already expanded to 16 cities across the world, and we are excited to give everyone an unprecedented opportunity to play a role in creating the future of education. SWEDU is part of the wider Startup Weekend global initative.
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