03 February 2012 ~ 10 Comments

Launching An Educational App in 54 Hours

On one of his songs, Hip-hop artist Waka Flocka reminds us to, “Go hard in the paint.” In the game of basketball, he’s referring to going for the slam dunk when you are near the basket.

Well, I’m about to go hard over the next 54 hours at Startup Weekend Education (http://nycedu.startupweekend.org/)

By 2:30pm on Sunday (2/5), I will be ready to present a fully functional web application for the educational market. Big shout-out to Stephen Jackson from RDZ Media (http://rdzmedia.com/) for letting me know about this incredible opportunity.

Here’s the idea I plan to pitch (You better not steal it – LOL)

Transforming Test Data into Wisdom

QuizDashBoard is a rich monitoring environment and analytics for online flash cards and study games. We offer educators, parents and students a robust graphical interface that allows them to spot trends and implement new teaching methods and study plans. Game mechanics and social learning will be utilized to create an engaging and immersive environment. The application will interface with APIs from Quizlet.com, FlashCardExchange.com and StudyStack.com

Who wants to help out? I’m seeking teachers, parents and students to test our interface and offer feedback on the business model. I also need graphic designers and coders who are willing to donate their time. We plan to use HTML5, PHP, MYSQL and JavaScript.

Hey, if I win this competition and get funded  ….. a job and some equity could be waiting for you!

You can join my team of volunteers by visiting the following link:


Win or lose the next 3 days will be a life-changing learning experience with very little sleep.

– Andrew Morrison
Small Business Camp

P.S. You can follow my Startup Weekend activities on https://twitter.com/2andrewmorrison

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