Education-focused startup weekend coming to Iowa City this summer

Startup Weekend Iowa City is coming back this summer with a twist. The event will be focused exclusively on building education and edtech startups.

The event, titled Startup Weekend Education: Iowa City will take place at MERGE in Iowa City and run July 16-18. Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased here.

The event will start at 6 p.m. on the 16th. Participants will get up and pitch an idea for 60 seconds on Friday evening and try to form teams around their ideas. The top team will then go on, work on their ideas all weekend, and at the end pitch their ideas for 5-6 minutes each.

Saturday will consist of teams conducting customer interviews and building out their prototypes. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with mentors throughout the afternoon. On Sunday, teams will present their final pitches at 4 p.m.

“Whether you’re an educator with an idea or an entrepreneur who loves building companies, we hope you’ll join us!” wrote Startup Weekend Iowa City in an announcement of the weekend.