Category Archives : Events


How to pitch at #sydswedu – Tips from our pitch clinic mentors… T-6 hours to go

T-6 hours until pitch-fire time.  The heat is up (literally the room feels 10 degrees hotter than yesterday) and things are getting serious.  This morning teams sat in with our pitch practice mentors and practiced their 4 minute pitches. Here’s what our Pitch Clinic mentor Sean Marshal told them: How to pitch like you built the business yesterday […]

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Meet #sydswedu 2014 Mentors – Mike Gardiner & Gretchen

Mentors play a major role at SWEDU events and at Sydney Startup Weekend EDU 2014  we have assembled a stellar panel of mentors to help our participants in their 54 hour quest for Startup gold. Today we introduce Mike Gardiner & Gretchen Armitage from LimeRocket. Mike is the CEO & Lead Developer of Lime Rocket. He has over 16+ years […]


NSW Government provides major support for #sydswedu 2014

  The NSW Government has thrown its support behind the First Startup Weekend Education in Australia to be held in Sydney from 27th-29th June 2014. NSW Government has provided significant sponsorship that will help cover the costs of running the event over the weekend. Previously, NSW Government has been a significant sponsor of other high […]

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4 Days to go for #sydswedu … we are almost sold out

Sydney Startup Weekend EDU 2014 is shaping up well with a great cross-section of participants from education, technical, design and business backgrounds. Ticket sales have been excellent and we’ve reached capacity of the event space with a week to go. We are also thrilled to announce a number of new giveaways and prizes for participants and winning […]

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#sydswedu 2014 Sponsor Spotlight – Elance-oDesk

Sponsors play a big role in supporting the local EdTech ecosystem in Sydney. For the  first Startup Weekend EDU 2014 in Australia we are lucky to have great sponsors on our side who have helped make everything possible. Today we shine the spotlight on one of our sponsors – Elance-oDesk. Kelly Tagalan from Elance will be a mentor for Sydney […]