Shaping the future of Education!
Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & dedication to build an education product in one weekend.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. it is nonprofit event with over 1000 past events in 170 countries around the world.
Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) was founded on the belief that entrepreneurship is the most powerful force to positively impact education outcomes. We are a global initiative that brings people together over the course of 54 hours to launch startups that have the ability to drastically improve the educational experience for various types of learners. Only two years old, SWEDU has already expanded to 16 cities across the world, and we are excited to give everyone an unprecedented opportunity to play a role in creating the future of education.
On January 17-19 we organize the first Startup Weekend Education in Athens, Greece.
We aim to bring together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education. Anyone is welcome to pitch their idea and receive feedback from the peers. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
The first 3 ideas that will come out from Athens SWEDU will be rewarded with some interesting
opportunities, thanks to products and services offered by the local and global sponsors
of Athens SWEDU.
1. ID-GC/ MSCOMM
The Industry Disruptors-Game Changers, one of the strongest organizations promoting
entrepreneurship in Greece at both a national and an international level, and the award-winning
Greek company MSCOMM will award the winners as follows: depending on their sector, the
winners will automatically enter the relevant competitions of The Industry Disruptors, and will
attend the workshop "1,5 day training on business model generation, customer development
and lean startup methodology" by Ihsan Elgin (Director Center for Entrepreneurship at Ozyegin
University, Co-Founder of Startup Turkey).
In addition, the winning teams will enter “Rate your Startup Project” to get evaluation,
profitability measurement, and develop their leadership skills. Finally, the winners will attend an
advisory seminar in communication by MSCOMM.
Focusing on the concept of "Ideas Worth Spreading", TEDxAUEB supports passionate future
entrepreneurs who wish to adopt a new attitude and contribute to the educational arena. Since
the event is entirely organized by students and holds its own "StudentAct" entrepreneurship
competition, the TEDx AUEB team actively supports ideas committed to building new products
aiming to improve education. Consequently, the team will kindly offer a free pass to the main
TEDx AUEB event in March to each member of the winning team of Athens SWEDU.
3. Impact Hub Athens
The Impact Hub is the first globally connected network of local social innovation. The first 3
winners will be able to join the vibrant community of The Impact Hub Athens, thereby gaining
access to the educational programs of The Impact Hub, unlimited use of its infrastructure and
direct networking with social innovators & entrepreneurs, investors and experts at both an
international and a local level.
4. Treasure Lab
The Treasure Lab is a lab of professional trainers and coaches with passion for people and
results, who believe in solution-focused training. All members of the first winning team will gain
free registration to the 1-day workshop on “Resilience and Solution Focus” in April.