2nd Annual Twin Cities Startup Weekend Edu Will Be at Vidku HQ


logoTwin Cities Startup Weekend Education is happening from Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28 at Vidku headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.

The 54 hour hackathin is geared towards the single most important principle of entrepreneurship: action.

Those who want make, do, and create are invited to join like-minded weekend warriors for an immersive experience in building something new.   While the format follows the traditional Startup Weekend approach, this one is themed towards launching new tech startups in the field of education — whether those be applicable inside or outside the classroom.

“We are recapturing our edtech potential one event at a time” says event co-organizer & Educelerate North cofounder Steve Wellvang. He is joined by Heather Benedict, Matt Decuir, Seijen Takamura, and Kristin Daniels in bringing the experience to life this year.

“As society, culture, and our economy evolve, this is a great opportunity to challenge the status quo in the education sector,” Takamura added.

Roughly 75 attendees came out for the first one last May and Wellvang predicts this years will top 100, maybe even max out at 125 participants.  He notes an uptick in interest among teachers seeking technical partners to make their solutions a reality.

Early bird tickets ($60) include a weekends worth of food & beverage, plus there’s a $10 off promotion “TCSWEDUFriends”. An Edtech Community Happy Hour next Monday at The Local from is ideal for those who want to get a head start on recruiting a team.


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