Educelerate's Chicago StartupWeekend EDU Kick-off

  • September 19, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • eSpark Learning

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 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.

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  • Tonya B.

    Good group of people

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chicago Booth MBA student and Ed-tech aficionado. BoothED co-founder and former teacher. Summer associate at A Better Chicago.

    August 16, 2013

  • Tom R.

    Hi, I run IT education for a global certification company and look forward to learning about the latest advances in education methods and technology.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Elaine J R.

    I'm a K-20 education professional development professional working for a Common Core-focused company just now but in the process of trying to launch complementing ventures: editorial/consulting service, educational publisher, and an educational consulting business. As a publisher, I want to look at all kinds of media for "publication." As an editorial company, do one of the things I love most which is helping writers find their voices and craft their stories. I'm also supporting a documentary venture through that work and the use of social media. The educational consulting business to look differently at education--not limited only to K-12 or even HE. If we want folks to be lifelong learners, the educational consulting has to address learners of all types at all levels and in all industries.

    2 · July 30, 2013

  • Trevor W.

    Excited to meet everyone. I am the founder of We reward students with discounts to local and national businesses based on their grades, attendance and community service. Check us out!

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Elaine J R.

    I'm the founder of, an educational consulting company I'm in the process of launching.

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Cameron S.

    Looking forward to meeting up with other folks passionate about education!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Jerome G.

    Christopher, As one who is just starting to get his feet wet in this arena, I am trying to get a holistic look at the whole year. Can you tell me what this event involves??

    December 12, 2012

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