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Dame cinco!!! Why you ask? Because Startup Weekend Education just had its most successful month to-date, conducting five different events in three brand new cities around the world in a 30-day time period!  Spanning three continents, incredible local Community Organizers lead the charge, orchestrating events for over 700 people to come together and build great solutions to some of education’s biggest problems! Check out all the winner’s below, and be sure to visit the event pages, as well, where awesome Organizers and volunteers blogged about the events.


ATHENS, GREECE – January 17-19th – New Startup Weekend Education city!


  • 1st: E-Antibullying – helping to eradicate cyber-bullying

  • 2nd: Museum Challenge – augmented reality/gaming experience for kids at museums

  • 3rd: Culture Loves Autism

Check out the action on Twitter at #AthSWEDU

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 24-26th – New Startup Weekend Education city!


  • 1st: Yokyco.co – Unlock the creative electrical engineer in your classroom

  • 2nd: GoalEd – A Game to help kids with goal-setting

  • 3rd (Tie): OwlLook – Curated list of recommended resources for teachers

  • 3rd (Tie): Seek – Students make connections b/t educator lessons and the real-world by creating treasure hunts utilizing geotagging

Check out the action on Twitter at #LAEdu

SAO PAULO, BRASIL – January 30th-February 1st – New Startup Weekend Education city and first-time in South America!


  • 1st: TV JOCA – The first web communication channel for news geared towards children.

  • 2nd: Good to Go – A system that helps English learners improve their fluency and confidence.

  • 3rd: Curió – A robust resume search

NYC TEENS – January 31st-February 2nd – First ever Startup Weekend Education Teens edition!


  • 1st: Ducky – Keeps students interests afloat

  • 2nd: Passionate Pursuit – Supports the integration of students’ creativity/passion into school work and everyday lives.

  • 3rd: Integration Orientation – Helps end racial segregation at schools.

Check out the action on Twitter at #NYCEduTeens

NYC ADULTS – January 31st-February 2nd – 3rd annual Startup Weekend Education in NYC!


  • 1st: Vid Code – Interactive mobile platform to get teenage girls interested in coding

  • 2nd: The Golden Egg – DonorsChoose for education software development

  • 3rd: SimplifAID – Helping students make sense of their financial aid packet after they receive it.

Check out the action on Twitter at #NYCEdu


Here’s your chance to take part in the action. Pitch your idea or work on a team at any of these upcoming events:

  • Feb 21st – Oakland, CA

  • March 28th – St. Bonaventure, NY

  • March 28th – Toronto, CanadaLibrary Edition

  • April 11th – Recife, Brazil

  • April 18th – Phoenix, AZ

  • April 25th – Copenhagen, Denmark

  • May 2nd – Minneapolis

  • May 16th – Bay Area, CA – Next Gen Edition

  • May 23rd – Cambridge, UK

  • May 30th – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

  • June 27th – Sydney, Australia

  • July 4th – Montreal, Canada

  • September 12th – Oakland, CA

  • Oct 3rd – Mexico City, Mexico

Johannesburg, Ann Arbor, Prishtina, Ibague, DC, Montreal, and Rochester events are also coming in 2014. Sign up to the Startup Weekend Education newsletter to receive notifications for when tickets go on sale!


Learn more here, or apply today!

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Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Mandela Schumacher-Hodge
(@MandelaSH) A former public school teacher, education policy researcher, and PhD candidate, Mandela Schumacher-Hodge co-founded Tioki, the “The LinkedIn for Educators,” in 2011. Funded by Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, and Imagine K12