Startup Weekend Hartford 2014: Education (September 26-28)

Have an idea to improve education and want to turn your idea into action? Transform your idea into a business in 54 hours.

Sign up today for the next Startup Weekend in Hartford on September 26-28:

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Startup Weekend Hartford 2014 is your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills and the passion to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers and industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!

Winners and participants from Startup Weekend Hartford 2013 (photo courtesy of MetroHartford Alliance)

Winners and participants from Startup Weekend Hartford 2013 (photo courtesy of MetroHartford Alliance)

Have questions about what Startup Weekend is like? Come to our Info Session on September 16th from 6-8pm at reSET on Pratt Street in Hartford. We’ll answer all of your questions and get you excited for the weekend! 

Friday night: We’ll meet in the CL&P Building on Sheldon Street. Participants will give 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!

Here are some of the things you get from attending:

+ Delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
+ A Startup Weekend Hartford T-Shirt
+ A free .co domain name
+ $2,000 of credit on Google App Engine
+ $100 of AWS credit for hosting
+ Awesome coaching by education startup industry leaders
+ Fun swag from Google, .Co and more!
+ A network of 120 new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education

About Suzi Craig

Suzi Craig
Suzi Craig is Director of Community Development for Independent Software (www.indie-soft.com) and is leading the 2014 Startup Roadshow effort for The Whiteboard. She brings Connecticut entrepreneurs closer to each other and available startup resources, and to the compelling reasons for starting and growing a business in the state.