Exciting workshops lined up to prepare for Startup Weekend Cambridge May 2014


We have organised an exciting pair of workshops in preparation for Startup Weekend Cambridge May 2014. You don’t have to be an attendee of Startup Weekend to attend any of the workshops, but you’ll find that they will help you prepare for the weekend if you are!

Pearson Catalyst for Education Workshop

Date: Wednesday 21st May
Location: Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street (W2.01)
Time: 10:30 – 13:30

This workshop is being run by the Catalyst program done by Pearson, the world’ biggest education publisher. During thisworkshop you will learn more about the challenges Pearson see in edtech and the APIs they are making available. This session should give food for thought as well as practical pointers on what can be done with real educational APIs. Email cambridge@startupweekend.org if you want to reserve your place. You can turn up on the day, but your place may not be guaranteed.

FI-Ware Workshop

Date: Thursday 22nd May
Location: Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street (W2.02)
Time: 18:00-19:30

As part of the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, the European Commission has developed FI-WARE, a unique, free and open-source developer platform intended to unleash the potential of cutting-edge internet technologies crucial to the future of smart cities, ioT, robotics, and cyber security.

This event offers you the chance to learn more about and how to use FI-WARE. We have arranged for a specialist to lead this session. He will be at the Startup Weekend as well, but this event offers you a chance to learn about FI-WARE in the relative calm before the creative chaos of the weekend.

You can find out more about Fi-Ware by viewing this infographic.

You can register on Eventbrite.

In addition, there will be a very interesting session on Friday that will help attendees of Startup Weekend:

Implementing Learn Startup

Date: Friday 23rd May
Location: Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges Rd, Cambridge, CB4 2QT
Time: 15:00 – 16:15 (plus networking drinks until 17:30)

Discover how to apply the most powerful entrepreneurial methodology of the last  decade. Lean Start Up means learning how to create and market the product or service your customers will DEFINITELY use and pay for, through cycles of small guesses with no waste.

The speaker of the event is Martyn Evans. He is a creative product director from Unboxed Consulting and one of the UK’s most prolific Lean Start Up practitioners.

To attend, send an email to hello@50thGeneration.org


Looking forward to seeing you all at the pre-weekend events!