Startup Weekend Seattle 2018: Our Winners Are…

Startup Weekend Education Seattle wrapped up with a bang in 54 hours with 42 pitches, 13 teams, 5 winners, & 1 awesome weekend! Check out our winning teams and their impactful ideas that will change the landscape of learning.

 

Grand PrizeCome UnityMatching students to high quality and personalized volunteer opportunities w/ non-profits. Our Grand Prize Team won $3,000 in google cloud credit, 1:1 mentoring with Google, 1:1 mentoring with a school leader, 1:1 meeting with a brand consultant, Android developers device, & 1-year license to Mason America.

 

Education Impact – Pacifier in a Backpack: A platform to help teen moms get postpartum, education, and professional support.

 

Business Model – Find Opportunities: Connecting non-profits to students for volunteering opportunities.

 


Excellence in Design & Audience’s Choice – Don’t Be Broke: Helping college students learn financial literacy…and don’t go broke!

 


Excellence in Execution – Owl: Master learning using questions, answers, and annotations through a real-time browser extension.

 

 

Thank you to our 70 participants, volunteers, Ambassadors, food vendors, organizing team, Grow with Google, and the Seattle Public Library for making this year’s event a huge success! See you next year!

 

Questions? Contact seattleedu@startupweekend.org.








SWEDUSEA: Kickstart your ideas with these resources

Have an idea, need inspiration, or simply want to get a headstart? Check out these tools for educational entrepreneurs.

Lean Canvas

As an entrepreneur one of the most important tasks you can perform is getting your idea(s) out from your head into a tangible format so that you can communicate that with others. The Lean Canvas quickly formulates possible business models, product launches, campaigns and variations of, so you can communicate this with your stakeholders. Check out this template to start thinking about your business model, which you’ll be judged on.

Tools for Educational Entrepreneurs

A starting place where one might find ideas, identify trends, or discover statistics to help assess the viability of an education business idea. Brought to you by the Seattle Public Library!








A SWEDU Story: Domonique Meeks – Bringing Education to Underrepresented Communities

Taking his passion for providing educational opportunities for underserved communities, Domonique Meeks joined SWEDU to find ways to provide technology education opportunities for black and brown students.

In 2016, his team won first place for Idle Seattle, a platform connecting students in Southeast and Southwest after-school programs with existing STEM programs.

Hear his story.








A SWEDUSEA Story: Vinny Pasceri – Finding Your Why and Enabling Your Team

Vinny Pasceri and his team won the 2014 SWEDU Seattle event with Lighthouse, a solution to keep kids safe.

Vinny has participated in SWEDU multiple years (his second project in 2017, Tell Me About a Time, won 2nd place) and shares his experience of the personal story that triggered Lighthouse, discovering the power of defining your WHY and empowering your team.

Hear his story.