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November 21, 2017

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Library News Release

Release Date: 11/13/2017

Startup Weekend: Design for Education at the Central Library Nov. 17-19

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Do you have an idea for improving education? Bring your creative startup ideas and skills to an exciting weekend of product and service development from 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue!

 

Find the right people with complementary skills and the passion to build an education product in one weekend. Startup Weekend EDU Seattle is your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in just a single weekend.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 17: Register, pitch your idea, form teams and start work.

 

Saturday, Nov. 18: Build your product with the help of your team and expert coaches.

 

Sunday, Nov. 19: Demo your product and receive feedback from judges.

 

 

At Startup Weekend EDU Seattle, you'll pitch your education-based startup ideas and receive feedback from judges and other participants. Teams will form around the top ideas, as determined by popular vote. Your team will spend two days designing, conducting user tests, validating your ideas and building prototypes. Your team will receive coaching from experienced education designers and industry professionals. On the last day, you'll pitch your education product or service to judges and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level.

 

This is a free event, open to:

  • Developers - anyone who can and will write code
  • Educators - teachers, professors and school leaders
  • Designers - those with graphic design and UI/UX skills
  • Business innovators with marketing, public relations or non-technical business backgrounds

 

Professional coaches will be on hand to guide teams through the process. Library staff will support the information needs of event participants throughout the weekend, assisting the teams as they turn innovative ideas into action.

 

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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