One of the last Startup Weekend Education’s (SWEDU) of the year is set to take place on November 22nd in Seattle, WA.
In addition to the usual developer, designer, and bus dev crowd, you’ll see a critical new group of attendees: Educators! People are coming from all over the country to pitch the latest and greatest ideas on how to improve education and give others an incredible learning experience. Two years ago, the same event gave birth to Microryza.com, a crowdfunding site for research. Two UW students, who were a part of the Microryza Startup Weekend team, pursued the idea full time and made it into the Y Combinator Winter 2013 batch in San Francisco!
SWEDU Seattle takes place in Paccar Hall at the University of Washington and we’re expecting 80 to 100 people to take part in the weekend. With the help of of Katrina Stevens, one of the most seasoned SWEDU Organizers and Facilitators in the country, we have secured several notable figures in the Seattle edtech community to participate as featured speakers, coaches, and judges, creating a valuable opportunity to interact with some of the biggest players in the space!
But there’s even more to look forward to! From November 15th-26th, UP Global, the parent company of Startup Weekend, is holding its Global Startup Battle. GSB encompasses two weekend’s of 200 Startup Weekend taking place simultaneously around the world! There’s never been an event like this in history, and SWEDU Seattle is excited to be a part of it! In a nutshell, this is a unique opportunity to explode onto the startup scene!
If you happen to be in Seattle, or want to travel in for the occasion, tickets are available for purchase here (Student prices are 50% off!).
Can’t make the event this time? You can still participate by voting on your favorite pitches and posting your own ideas about what technology and/or programs need to be created, in order to improve education. Simply access this Google Moderator platform, established with the help of the EdTech Seattle Meetup.