Who Am I? Mark Lee firstname.lastname@example.org • CEO of a SG-Based Startup cofounded with an NUS SoC Professor • President, MIT Club of Central FloridaThis Presentation and Related Presentations are available here www.slideshare.net/begreatacademy Dec 2011
Sharing Singapore’s Education Expertise Globally Mark Lee email@example.com/begreatacademy Dec 2011
The World Can Learn fromSingapore’ s Education Expertise Why Are These Countries Doing So Well Academically? Finland & Singapore What Can The World Learn From Them?
How Can the World Benefit from Singapore’s Education Expertise?
Nurture Singapore-Sourced EDU Innovations Via a Startup Weekend – EDU Event http://edu.startupweekend.org/
Host a Global Education Startup Weekend To Collaborate Globally On EDU Innovations Sites : Physical Events : Digital Collaboration Helsinki Physical Events Orlando Singapore
Each Site & Team Will Have Global Participation (sometime between Jun-Aug 2012) Each Global Site Each Global Team 1+ 1 On-Site Remote/OnlineEducator Representative Educator Representative from the other 2 Sites from the other 2 Sites
Gates Foundation Supports Startup Weekend – EDU ($250,000) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $250,000 to the Startup Weekend EDU series of events, the dedicated education-focused vertical within the non-profit. http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/07/startup-weekend-edu-receives-250000-grant-from-the-bill-melinda-gates-foundation/
Solicit Funding For Global Collaborative SW EDU Existing Proposed Global Startup Weekends Startup Weekends – EDU (Individual & Isolated) (Global Collaboration)Startup Weekend Org Startup Weekend Org Structure Structure Global How-To’s How-To’s Collaboration?Boston London Orlando Helsinki Singapore Singapore Individual & Isolated Peer-to-Peer Events Global Collaboration
Google Supports Startup Weekend, Including EDUToday, we’re announcinga partnership with Startup Weekend—a global organization committed topromoting real entrepreneurshipin local communities. …Participants gather on Friday, and (Announced Nov 10th, 2011)by Sunday afternoon, they launch a product.This partnership will help Startup Weekend expand to dozens of additional citiesaround the world and launch new vertical competitions focused on specificthemes such as education, health or gaming.… we’ll be working to bring in Google’s developer community in the formof Google Technology User Groups as an additional resource to Startup Weekendparticipants. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/supporting-entrepreneurs-around-world.html
As of 28th Nov, 2011 USA InternationallyNov 17th Kickoff Meeting 1 Form a Organizer Volunteer Team to Use Orlando As the US Site For the Global EDU 2 Started Conversation with Startup Weekend NIE Faculty Warmup Event? Host an EDUCamp 3 Contact @ Nokia/Finland e.g. @ Berkeley
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