PITCH-TO-PROTOTYPE IN ONE WEEKEND!
Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) brings together people of all skillsets and experience levels to collaboratively launch tools, schools and learning spaces that reimagine the future of school and education more broadly.
Everyone is welcome and no previous entrepreneurial experience is required! In fact the whole mission of SWEDU is to connect folks that are passionate about education with the resources and support that will drive their solutions to our most pressing educational problems.
SWEDU is back and better than ever in the City of Big Shoulders. It's our turn to build a community that is committed to rethinking education. More than just the hottest tech tools, we encourage our participants to think deeply about the key levers that will drive change within classrooms, schools, organizations and the Chicago community at large.
HOSTED at LEAP INNOVATIONS
This event is hosted in partnership with LEAP Innovations. LEAP Innovations bridges the gap between innovation and education by personalizing learning using technology, meeting individual student needs and enabling learning anytime, anywhere.
Participants are encouraged (but not required) to design solutions that facilitate learning anytime, anywhere, enable learners to take ownership of their learning and aid the understanding of each individual learner’s needs, strengths and interests.
The winning team that demonstrates these elements in their design will receive a prize pack that includes monthly office hours with LEAP mentors, access to 1871 resources and programming and a sponsored trip for one team member to the 2017 ASU GSV Summit (up to $2,000).