Highlights from education-focused Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend Iowa City took place over the weekend but with a twist—the event was focused exclusively on building education and edtech startups.

More than 20 people showed up to participate in the 54-hour event Friday night before narrowing their pitches down to four business ideas to work on over the weekend.

On Sunday, afternoon, the four teams presented their final pitches to a panel of judges. Each team had six minutes to pitch their ideas, followed by a four-minute Q&A with the judges.

Here are the four teams that presented.

  • Battle Stocks — teaches stock diversification strategies to students through the use of mobile gaming
  • B Sharp — an application that provides interactive music lessons and individualized instructions
  • The Fork — project-based curriculum where students can receive revenue from their projects
  • BehaVioR — a VR behavior assessment platform

First place was given to B Sharp. Second Place was given to The Fork. And third place was given to BehaVioR.

Check out some of the photos (from Startup Weekend Iowa City) of the event below :


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