Gain the knowledge and skills to create change with your idea. Whether it’s launching a technology startup, creating the next world-changing environmental nonproﬁt, or anything in between, we will provide the tools you need.
Soup Project Challenge
In March 2015, Innovation at CC, in partnership with the Collaborative for Community Engagement at CC, offered $20,000 in seed funding for student-designed social innovation projects focusing on issues of poverty, hunger, and/or homelessness in Colorado Springs. Four student teams presented their ideas to a panel of judges and each team was awarded funding.
Our co-curricular programs
2017 Half Block –
Big Idea Half Block
This half block is a workshop format, 100% focused on innovation and startup teams participating in the Big Idea program at Colorado College. This workshop will cover every element required to successfully compete in the Big Idea competition, where $50,000 is in play for student teams’ startup ideas. The workshop will cover topics such as: Core Value Proposition and alignment with your target population / market; Burning Match pitch; Executive Summary; Pitch Deck; and startup model. This workshop gives teams in-depth feedback and refinement of their Big Ideas. In addition, the course provides an intermediate / advanced primer on the innovation and startup process.
Our curricular programs
EV120: Innovation in Environmental Science
This course was offered in Fall 2015 in partnership with the Environmental Program and Innovation at CC. Students learned how innovative technology is being utilized in different ﬁelds. This course covered how to use drones, remote sensing, and startup innovations to come up with new valuable ways to approach environmental science.
Our afﬁliate programs
To enrich the culture of innovation at Colorado College, Innovation at CC has partnered with several CC programs. We support these programs by building synergy around visibility, collaboration, communication, and shared services and resources.
In Summer 2014 Colorado College became a ‘changemaker campus’ as designated by Ashoka U which is the university division of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs.
Located in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, the InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts (I.D.E.A.) Space incorporates the visual arts into the CC campus and Colorado Springs community in innovative ways, including performances, exhibits, and guest speakers.
Public Interest Fellowship Program
Through its fellowship program, the PIFP connects students and recent graduates of CC with public interest nonproﬁt organizations to engage in meaningful work.