[Video] Twin Cities Startup Weekend Edu 2016 Final Pitches



twinCities_v03The second annual Twin Cities Startup Weekend EDU happened last weekend at Vidku’s downtown Minneapolis headquarters.

This 54 hour hackathon event bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, the business-minded, and really, anyone who wants to learn the process of startups by doing startups. SWEDU was locally organized by Steve Wellvang, an education technology attorney with Fox Rothschild, technology consultant Kristin Daniels, and Seijen Takamura — with assistance from Matt Decuir and Heather Benedict.

Here are the 11 outcomes:


Students Solve (winner)- Empowering students to participate in the crowd-funding process to help them themselves and others.

Edji – sing emoji and collaborative systems to improve reading comprehension.

Educourse – Travelocity for searching online classes.
Burn The World – Teaching people about global warming by destroying the world.
Note Worthy – An intelligent digital platform to store and interact with lifelong notes and information in context specific ways.

Remix EDU – A space for African-American men to engage with culturally relevant multimedia content.
TidePool – Making maker spaces and the innovation community more culturally diverse and inviting.
GogyUp – Expanding the opportunity for adults to learn and prosper through competency-based adaptive and on-demand education.

Digi Docs – Creating a safe storage place for your certification documents and academic records.

Mentors For America – A 21st century solution to solve the dropout problem in America.
In Director’s Chair – Digital video skills and film studies in an app format.