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Startup Weekend EDU Cape Town

Join us at Africa’s first Startup Weekend –Education Edition– on Friday to Sunday, 5-7 September 2014 in Cape Town.

PayFast is proud to be a sponsor of the education-focused weekend which aims to help develop and improve the education sector in South Africa.

The weekend follows a regular startup weekend flow of workshops, brainstorming, pivoting, little sleep (obviously with a focus on education) and participants are guided in transforming their education ideas into action in a mere 54 hours.

Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education market.

On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges and the winning team walks away with the resources to take their startup to the next level.

Tickets are priced from a very reasonable R150, available from their website.