It was recently announced by UP Global that they’ll be hosting a Startup Weekend Education in St. Louis, starting January 16 thru January 18, 2015. The program will focus on fostering ideas to improve education in the St. Louis region.
Startup Weekend Education will welcome all potential solutions and give those invested in education the opportunity to go beyond talking and do something about it. They want to bring together a diverse population of educators, designers, developers, and innovators to help make crucial steps towards change.
The St. Louis education system has been on the upswing for the last few years, which is why a program like this is so important for the local community. It’s also uplifting to see that the local entrepreneurial talent and ecosystem is drawing the attention of big names like Startup Weekend.
Over the course of the 54 hour program, attendees can find like-minded entrepreneurs, test your idea with real users, and receive coaching from experienced educators, industry pros, and entrepreneurs. Specifically, Startup Weekend Education is looking for teachers, educators, parents, and students to showcase the next big idea and test it with real users.
Here's a list of perks all attendees with receive:
- A free .CO domain name
- $2,000 of credit on Google App Engine
- $100 of AWS credit for hosting
- Coaching by ed-tech industry leaders
- Swag from Google and .CO
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the weekend
- Access to a network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs
Ticket sales are open until January 15, 2015.