This year’s Startup Weekend EDU will be on the weekend of November 22nd to 24th in Seattle.
Startup Weekends take place in a growing number of cities across the globe and the idea is to connect developers, designers and business people who then build a new application, service or sometimes even product within 54 hours.
As you can tell by the title, this weekend in Seattle will be all around education and will add a fourth group of participants: educators. Expect to see some really great products pitched on November 24th. Two years, the same event ago gave birth to Microryza.com, a crowdfunding site for research. Two UW students who were part of the Microryza Startup Weekend team pursued the idea full time and made it into Y Combinator winter of 2013 batch in San Francisco.
The event takes place in Paccar Hall of the University of Washington and the organizing team is expecting 80 to 100 people to take part in the weekend. With help from Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, General Manager of Startup Weekend Education at UP Global, and Katrina Stevens, one of the most experienced Startup Weekend Edu facilitators around who’ll fly over from Maryland, the organizing team has convinced a good part of the seasoned Seattle edtech community to join the event as mentors which in itself will make attending the event more than worthwhile.
There is a bonus: during the weekends of November 15th and November 22nd, Up Global, the parent company of Startup Weekend, is holding its Global Startup Battle. This SW EDU will be part of that battle and we’ll be having a special regional event pitting the winners from about 8 Northwest cities against one another in a final showdown in front of an audience of over 400 people. This is a unique opportunity to explode onto the startup scene.
Therefore, if you happen to be in Seattle, tickets are available for $99 or $49 if you are a student. Tickets let you register as Developer, Designer, Non-Technical or Educator.