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On November 10th, Startup Weekend Education returns to Boston for the first time since 2014 with a great group of judges, mentors and organizers from the education and start-up worlds set to support you and your ideas to help drive innovation in education!

Backed by Techstars, the worldwide entrepreneur network, and hosted at Pearson Education’s Copley Square offices, StartupWeekend Education (“SWEDU”) creates a space and resources to bring new ideas, technology and entrepreneurs to make a difference across the Boston (and global!) education community. 

No better example exists LeanGap, one of the winning teams from the past 2014 Boston SWEDU. Pitched by by a high-school student as an idea for a start-up accelerator for other high schoolers, LeanGap is still going strong today, having just finished their third summer (read more here on BetaBoston)!  

On November 10-12, you have the chance to be our next success story, working with over 100 educators, students, developers, designers, and other professionals on your team.  Our judging panel includes Mark Racine (CTO of Boston Public Schools), Christine Ortiz (former dean of MIT), Jean Hammond (founder of the LearnLaunch accelerator), Aaron Feuer (CEO of the Zuckerberg funded Panorama Education) and Curtiss Barnes (SVP of Pearson) and our coaches are drawn from some of the leading entrepreneurs, practitioners and software developers in the education industry.

You will also benefit from having a local organizing team who have led nearly a dozen SWEDUs between them, including Vicky Guo of Pearson, a co-organizer of the 2014 Boston SWEDU, Hannah Nyren of the EdTech Times (@edtechtimes), who was on one of the winning teams at 2014 Boston SWEDU, and Christopher Nyren (@cnyren) founder of Educated Ventures.

The winning team will secure additional support, including free invitations to some of the leading education startup conferences and festivals across the country including LearnLaunch, NY EdTech Week, and more to be announced!

Lets see what you can do in 54 hours with all their support, three meals a day, and a fun, collaborative working environment! Learn more and register under the early bird pricing (ending this Thursday!) at bit.ly/bosswedu!

Christopher Nyren