From the ITEM Listserve:
“Hello, ITEM members,
I’m helping an education professor at St. Kate’s develop a Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education, so I was able to get a discount for any library staffers who are interested and I wanted to pass on the information to you.
*Launch a startup to help solve education’s greatest problems!* 2017 Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education (TCSWEDU) is a 54-hour event that brings together passionate educators, entrepreneurs, developers and designers to help design and produce viable products, services, and school models that solve some of education’s most pressing problems. *Pitch to prototype in 54 hours! No experience required!*
On Friday night, ANYONE with any idea related to education has 60 seconds to pitch it to the whole group. From there, participants vote and form teams around the boldest ideas. After that, it’s all about action!
Saturday and Sunday serve as work time where teams are expected to: – Validate their ideas by interviewing potential customers – Receive expert 1:1 mentoring – Develop a business strategy – Build a prototype – Develop a final pitch presentation TCSWEDU culminates on Sunday night with a Shark Tank-style 5-minute pitch to a panel of entrepreneur judges.
*Date & Location* All Weekend – Friday, June 16 (5:30 pm) to Sunday, June 18, 2016 St. Catherine University Library (St. Paul, Coeur de Catherine, floor 1) 2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul MN 55105 Campus map <https://www.stkate.edu/pdfs/
*For more info, watch the trailer
or visit our website <http://www.up.co/communities/
* And if you’re interested: – *Register <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
2017-twin-cities-startup- weekend-education-tickets- 31973556769>* before May 1 to get a discount price of $40 – Just select Educator (Early Bird) and then add the promo code: *Library2017* – Promo code is limited, so register early
– Registration includes 7 meals, plus snacks and drinks, and discounts on startup tools from corporate sponsors