Much of the conversation on Wesleyan’s campus around improving education often focuses on education reform, but you may have found yourself wondering about other approaches – not just policy, but also new products and programs. This year, Startup Weekend Hartford (Sept. 26-28) presents the opportunity to bring to life your own idea for addressing issues in education, which can extend far beyond the confines of K-12 or other “formal” education. You can pitch an idea and create a team or join an existing team, and you’ll receive coaching and feedback from industry professionals (including our very own Makaela Kingsley ’98, PCSE director). Through user research, customer development, prototyping, and demoing your project, you’ll develop products that help other people learn while also learning a lot yourself.
Tickets are only $25 for students (until 9/5!), and attendees can apply for PCSE Enrichment Grants to cover the costs. If you will be attending, please contact Makaela Kingsley (mjkingsley.wesleyan.edu) about coordinating carpools.
Check out the site for more information and to register.