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Houston Startup Weekend Education
November 14-16th, 2014

Read the Education Entrepreneur Global BlogWe are proud to announce the first ever Startup Weekend Education event in Houston–and it’s about time!

Startup Weekend EDU is a 54-hour experiential learning event for anyone who is interested in innovating and contributing ideas to improve education, set to take place on the weekend of 11/14-11/16 at the Houston Technlogy Center’s Midtown location.  The event is for entrepreneurs, teachers, designers, techies, parents, students, and whoever else wants to contribute to solve problems in education and improve outcomes.

When it comes to understanding the challenges facing our educational system, who is more informed than the teachers who face these obstacles with their home-grown solutions on a daily basis? Unfortunately, teachers are often so taxed by the immediate needs of their own students that they rarely have the time or resources to bring their solutions to scale. Software developers and designers, on the other hand, have incredible talent for creating digital solutions. However, they, like all artists, need a worthwhile project to ignite their passion. What if these two groups could join forces in Houston? This is the idea. In fact, let’s not leave out the parents, and the students themselves who are also directly affected.

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The concept: 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 & dedication 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 & work together to help take your idea to the next level.

The event: We bring together a diverse group of people all over Houston who are passionate about making a positive impact on education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education market. On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.

Register at http://www.up.co/communities/usa/houston/startup-weekend/4108

Houston Startup Weekend Education
November 14-16th, 2014
Feel free to email us at Houstonedu@startupweekend.org with any questions.

Sarah Worthy