Originally published on The Starting Gate – Miami Herald

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Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to  transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours – Startup Weekend Education.

Find the right people with complementary skills, test your idea with real potential customers, receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs and industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution!

Startup Weekend is looking for passionate educators, parents, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who want to make to make a difference in education now.

The event:   In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education startups.  Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches. On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.

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When and where:
Oct. 10-12 at Venture Hive, 1010 NE Second Ave., Miami.

Here’s some of the things you get from attending:
+ A free .co domain name
+ $2,000 of credit on Google App Engine
+ $100 of AWS credit for hosting
+ Awesome coaching by edtech industry leaders
+ Fun swag from Google, .Co and more!
+ Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
+ A network of new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about improving education

The winning team will receive:

One month of mentoring from Venture Hive to propel your idea to the next level.

A free Platinum Pass to WebCongress Miami and a full day of training at the W Academy (total value $560) and many more surprises!

All startups created this weekend will be focused on education!

For all event details, visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/miami-fl-usa/startup-weekend/4545

STUDENTS: Contact miamiedu@startupweekend.org from your .edu email address for a discount code!

Submitted by Venture Hive