September 19, 2013 · 6:00 PM
Join us for Educelerate's kick-off to Chicago Startup Weekend EDU. Moderated by the founder of Educelerate and featuring selected StartupWeekend EDU judges and coaches for Founder stories as well as to meet socially and provide a preview of the Weekend's goals and activities. Founders currently planning on speaking include:
- David Vinca, founder and CEO of eSpark Learning
- Karan Goel, former founder and CEO of PrepMe
- Vishal Shah, co-founder of VLinks Media
Please RSVP for the actual Weekend through our website Chicago.StartupWeekend.org and use the discount code "EDUCELERATE" for half-off admission (and don't just come for the Sunday Demo, or we wont have anything to Demo!)
Startup Weekend Education introduces educators and community leaders to “No Talk, All Action” and brings together an invaluable community of entrepreneurial minds. Education events are conceptualized with the goal of improving education for everyone by solving real problems constantly faced by educators - over the course of one weekend. With community-building as one of the key defining aspects behind the events, these events are structured to bring together educators from the local community so that they have a valuable space to address and solve problems.
Chicago SW Education kicks off with Educelerate on Thursday evening with a panel discussion featuring some of the judges and coaches involved in the weekend's events.
All events will be held at the Michigan Avenue campus of National Louis University, a private, not-for-profit university which, since its founding in 1886, has played an historic role in education including helping to found the National Kindergarten Movement and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) as well as establishing the importance of academic and professional training in childhood education theory and practice.