Startup Weekend EDU Seattle
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
The Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave
Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!
- Friday night: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Educators validate ideas, then all attendees vote. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!
- Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
- Sunday evening: Teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Winning teams take home a grab bag of great tools to help launch their company!
+ MathChat is a mobile collaboration tool for students to help each other with math homework. Founded at Startup Weekend EDU Seattle 2013, the startup is now in the Imagine K12 edtech accelerator.
+ Qeyno is a career exploration game that helps inform students about possible STEM career options & offers guidance on how to achieve them.
+ Kidfit Academyis a nonprofit running interactive physical & health education curriculum that empowers students to take control of their health & wellness with fun technology.
Here’s some of the things you get from attending
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As a consultant, his Intrinsic Strategy clients included a wide variety of startups, as well as Professional Examination Service, Apple, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, MetaMetrics, Corbis, Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door and the Toy Industry Association. In July 2015, Frank joined SchoolMessenger (part of West Corporation) as vice president of marketing strategy.
Patti has spoken at educational conferences that include the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, as well as local events such as the Seattle Interactive Conference. She has a Master’s degree in Education from Antioch and a Bachelor’s from Rutgers University. She has also broken a concrete block with her elbow, married the same architect twice, and produced two sweet yet strong-willed children. Sometimes, she reads the whole book before her book club meeting.
Director of Information Technology for The Seattle Public Library
Coaches and Mentors
A former classroom teacher, Greg took a break from school life in 2010 to consult across industry verticals on strategy, leadership development, and organizational learning. In 2011, he curated TEDxOverlake on the theme of "How People Learn." In 2012, he co-founded Leadership+Design, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works with school leaders across the country to support and accelerate educational innovation. His clients have included Microsoft, Philips, Group Health, Catlin Gabel School, the Los Altos School District, and The Urban School of San Francisco.
In 2014, Greg took the helm at Watershed School. A sought-after speaker on the future of learning, Greg has appeared at events like TEDxPugetSound, the NAIS Annual Conference, EduCon, fuse, ieSonoma, and the Martin Institute Conference on Transformative Learning.
Greg holds an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University, is a father of two young girls, and lives and works in the Boulder area.
He is the CEO and Founder of CFOCare Inc., which specializes in Business Consulting and Education for entrepreneurs. He is also Founder of Grow50, a consortium of leading professional firms supporting early-stage businesses.
Jonathan’s expertise includes CEO Coaching, fundraising, strategy, and valuation for early-stage businesses. He is the Chief Energy Officer at the Center of Energizing Leadership where he oversees CFOCare’s Energy Cabinet Incubator program for pre-revenue and early stage entrepreneurs.
In the early nineties Jonathan worked with World Cup 94 Chairman, Alan Rothenberg, to develop the business and marketing plan for Major League Soccer, which now includes the Seattle Sounders.
Jonathan is the former Managing Consulting Partner of both Andersen Business Consulting and Deloitte, having spent 22 years with those Big 4 consulting firms.http://cfocare.com/
Through December 2012, she was Rocketship Education's Senior Director of Individualization: in that role, she developed and implemented strategy for blended learning and tutoring for a network of seven high-performing elementary charter schools in the Bay Area. As part of this work, Kate managed the design and development of Rocketship's platform for online learning, including the creation of tools for assessment, reporting, and lab management.
Previously, she was a Teach for America corps member and teacher in the Alum Rock Union School District, as well as a teacher and dean at Rocketship schools in San Jose.
Kate has a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend EDU Seattle team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
OUR VISION FOR SEATTLE A city where imagination and opportunity thrive. OUR MISSION The Seattle Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.
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Marion is a tech business developer based in Seattle, WA. She runs developer education partnerships for Alexa, the voice service powering Amazon's popular Echo devices. Before joining Amazon two years ago, Marion coordinated Global Startup Battle in 2012 and managed partner relations for Startup Weekend HQ in Seattle. She holds a Master's in Business Management from EDHEC Business School and an MBA in Technology Commercialization from the University of Alberta. A Startup Weekend veteran, Marion has facilitated 20 events in France, Canada, the US, Algeria and Morocco. Don't hesitate to ask her questions and follow her startup tips at @MDesmaz on Twitter.