DocentEDU wins the first Startup Weekend EDU Twin Cities


The first Startup Weekend EDU happened in the Twin Cities over the last 54 hours at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.  It culminated tonight with a series of eight idea pitches — all for new technologies within the education sector.   We captured a quick interview with DocentEDU team leads (and teachers by day) Matthew Nupen and Karin Hogen.

“DocentEDU helps teachers and students by allowing them to create meaningful and helpful layers on top of the available online contents saving time, increasing focus, and streamlining workflow efficiency.  Our solution helps teachers and students by providing layered contents, questions, discussion and expertise all together in one place. This saves focus, time, and efficiency for the teachers and provides unlimited learning possibilities for students.”

Second place went to Cyclo6, a game to teach organic chemistry; tied for third place was parent/teacher conference app LoopEDUin & book tracking and recommendation service called iREAD.