Startup Weekend, the 54 hour, startup building hackathon is coming to San Diego March 6-8th but this time it’s for education startups. The Startup Weekend EDU variety has been around for three years and has been on both coasts. This hackathon event, produced by the people at Startup Weekend/Up Global, helps founders build education startups in three days from Friday at 7:00pm to Sunday night pitches, slated for 5:00pm.
Friday night kicks off with 60 second educational startup pitches. Founders/Creators/Hackers/entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to the audience. After the pitches the audience will vote on what ideas get built over the rest of the weekend.
Saturday is work day. Teams will create products, marketing ideas, do customer discovery, build prototypes and otherwise create things. They’ll work with mentors and coaches from across the edtech and entrepreneurial world to help hone those ideas into startups and companies.
Sunday the teams will continue to work on their products and then at 5:00pm they will pitch their “finished” product to the audience.
Here are just some perks of attending the San Diego event March 6-8th:
+ Delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
+ A free .co domain name
+ $2,000 of credit on Google App Engine
+ $100 of AWS credit for hosting
+ 50 free moo.com business cards
+ Event t-shirt
+ Awesome coaching by education startup industry leaders
+ A network of 100 new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education
+ Fun swag from Google, .Co and more!
+ Opportunity to venture to 4.0 Schools via their two programs, Essentials and the Launch program.
The winning team will receive a guaranteed interview for EdTech Startup Accelerator Imagine K-12 and $2000 of DonorsChoose.org credits to donate to classroom projects.
Startup Weekends are more than just idea creation hackathons, companies that are still standing today have been spun out of the 54 hour weekend blast off.
Startup Weekend EDU in San Diego will be held at
The Art Institute of CA- San Diego
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego CA 92108