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Startup Weekend, May 2014

Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) Cambridge took place between 23-25 May and provided an opportunity to transform education ideas into action in 54 hours. The weekend took on the the following format:

Friday night: 60-second pitches that resulted in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Educators validated ideas, then all attendees voted.  

Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focussed on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world.

The winning pitch

Watch winning team, Read it! make their final pitch to the Cambridge Startup Weekend judges and field questions from the judges.

A 'storify'd view of the weekend

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Original ideas

Two teams talk about their ideas and what they hoped to achieve over the Start-up Weekend.

Team: Read it!

We grabbed a short video interview on Saturday morning with the team that turned out to be the winners - Read it!

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Team: Campus

Team Campus introduce themselves, tell us about their product idea and how they see it developing over the weekend. They ended up taking the third final position.

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