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This May we’ll be celebrating our second Editions Month – an initiative created in response to the growing organic demand from the community to bring the magic of Startup Weekend to new industries and audiences. Startup Weekend Edition events run just like any other Startup Weekend – but are focused on a certain theme, industry or audience. These type of events increase the diversity of the community by pulling in new attendees, organizers, stakeholders, and sponsors with new areas of expertise.

During the entire month, organizers all around the world will be holding over 100 events, highlighting over 50 different editions! We’ll be highlighting trends, stories, and experiences from these events over the next few weeks. Let’s take a look at the Top Editions featured at events during Editions Month.

#5. Healthcare

These events focus on the healthcare industry and the ways it can impact patients and doctors, from emergency services to insurance providers. Over the years, entrepreneurs have jumped into new industries to disrupt this industry even more with innovations such as healthcare tracking apps and wearables.

Health – Tours, France

MedTech – Lyon, France

#4. Environment

Entrepreneurs want to change the world and help solve environmental issues through this theme. Some startups can be focused on specific niches, such as clean fuels and efficient electronics manufacturing, while others could take a consumer-focused approach, providing easy-to-use tools to help everyone make environmentally friendly choices.

Sustainability / Environment – Melbourne, Australia

Environment – Beirut, Lebanon

Clean Tech – Bremmen, Germany

EcoTechnologies and e-Agriculture – Orleans, France

#3. Youth

Startup Weekend Youth Edition is specially designed for the next generation of entrepreneurs. The event format is similar to a normal Startup Weekend, but some things are changed up just for the kids. Organizers create an atmosphere of exercises and experiences that will inspire the young minds and help them learn how to move ideas forward towards action, and in the process, collaborate with their peers. 

Youth – Tirana, Albania

Youth – Mendoza, Argentina

Youth – Recife, Brazil

#2. Internet of Things and Smart Cities

This theme is meant for startups that are rewiring the infrastructure of the future with specific emphasis on focuses such as software and artificial intelligence, smart cities and energy, VR, AR, the connected home, and more! These events are all about getting connected.

Smart Cities – Asunción, Paraguay

Virtual Reality – Valencia, Spain

Smart City – Columbus, OH, USA

Smart Cities – Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil

IoT – Denver, CO, USA

IoT – Florianópolis – Brazil

#1. Education

If what you are seeking is to improve education, Startup Weekend EDU events are made just for that! These events are for teachers, designers, techies, parents, entrepreneurs, students, and anyone who wants to contribute their ideas and skills to improve education.

EDU – New Orleans, LA, USA

EDU – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

EDU – Auckland, New Zealand

EDU – Chicago, IL, USA

EDU – Juiz de Flora, Brazil

EDU – Miami, FL, USA

EDU – Orlando, FL, USA

EDU – Nairobi, Kenya


Editions Month kicks off this weekend, April 29th! Check out the Startup Weekends happening near you!


Lucia Trochez Lucia Trochez
(@lulutro) Lucia loves to travel, as International Marketing Manager, she focuses on helping startups around the world grow their presence and branding. Lucia studied Multimedia Engineering in Bogotá, Colombia, where she’s from.