Startup Weekend EDU, October 17th-19th, 2014 in Calgary (I’ll Be A Coach and Judge)

I am excited to invite you to a fantastic hands-on event aimed at youth, educators, business developers, designers, and technologists called Startup Weekend EDU, running on Oct 17-19 in Calgary. If you or someone you know is interested in bringing big ideas to life, solving problems, and meeting people in Calgary’s entrepreneurial community, this is the event to attend! I’ll be a coach and mentor for the event, and I am looking forward to it!

You’ll find all of the details on the event site:

Startup Weekend has held 1000+ events in 120+ countries around the world. Startup Weekend EDU is your chance to experience 54 hours of entrepreneurial innovation as you pitch ideas, form teams with complementary skills, design and build prototypes, and present to a panel of judges in a single weekend. Pitch an idea if you have one, or join a team to support an idea you like. Along the way, you’ll receive coaching from experienced technology designers, business mentors, and industry professionals, and you can win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level. No experience is necessary–just bring your enthusiasm and energy!

Tickets are on sale now, and limited to 120 spaces.

Highlights of Startup Weekend EDU:

  • Kick-off speaker Rami Ghanem, a grade 11 entrepreneur who was featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

  • Margaret Glover-Campbell, Director of Programs at MindFuel (formerly Science Alberta Foundation), will be one of our many coaches providing teams with insights over the weekend

  • Prizes and swag sponsored by great partners including: Google for Entrepreneurs, Chic Geek, and Startup Calgary

Choose a track that suits your interests:

  • Edu Track – bringing entrepreneurs, developers, designers and educators together to pitch and develop education-related solutions

  • Youth Track – bringing youth entrepreneurs in grades 9-12 together to develop their ideas with the support of experienced mentors


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