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Innovation Thursdays

Come hear creative & inspiring innovators tell their stories

Innovation Thursdays are a series of presentations and workshops given by today’s most creative minds. These experts from different fields will share with you their knowledge, experience, and strategies for success within the realm of innovation.

Throughout the year we also have special events called “Innovative Minds”, where our featured speaker’s efforts have had a dramatic and disruptive impact on their industry.

Attending one of these events is an easy way to begin accessing the culture of innovation at Colorado College. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are all welcome to attend.

Come Check Out Our Next Presentation

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Join us for our next event

Big Idea Kick Off!   / October 6, 2016 / 4-5 p.m., Morreale Carriage House, on the Colorado College campus at 1130 1/2 N. Cascade Ave.

Why should you plan to join us?  For 2017, the fifth year for the Big Idea competition, there will once again be $50,000 – yes, $50,000! – in prize money for students to kick start YOUR great idea.  But there is much more to the program: we are engaging with the local community of innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as CC alumni, to help mentor and be resources to students.  At the Kick Off, we’ll share details about deadlines and requirements, including how you can participate. Free munchies provided!

Future Presentations

TBD

Oct. 13th

Guest speaker TBD. Details coming soon!

Colorado Springs New Tech Pitch Night

Oct. 27th

Each month New Tech, in partnership with Peak Startup, features local entrepreneurs presenting 5-minutes pitches of their ideas and getting community feedback. Always a great event and a great way to connect with the community. Plus there's free pizza! Located at Epicentral Coworking, 415 N. Tejon in Colorado Springs, 5:30pm to 7pm.

Innovative Minds

Nov. 3rd

Tentative: Innovative Minds event. Guest speaker TBD. Details coming soon!

Big Idea Workshop: Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Nov. 10th

What is a MVP? Why is it important? What is it used for? This workshop is intended for students who are interested in participating in the Big Idea competition.

Big Idea Workshop: Good Pitch

Dec. 1st

How do you craft a good pitch? What are some of the pitfalls of bad presentations? How can you tell the story of your idea in a compelling way? This workshop is intended for students who are interested in participating in the Big Idea competition.

TBD

Dec. 8th

Guest speaker TBD. Details coming soon!

Big Idea Workshop: Financial Model

Dec. 15th

What is a financial model? What items and assumptions must you consider when creating one? Why are financial models important? This workshop is intended for students who are interested in participating in the Big Idea competition.

Colorado Springs New Tech Pitch Night

Jan. 26th

Colorado Springs New Tech Pitch Night. Each month New Tech, in partnership with Peak Startup, features local entrepreneurs presenting 5-minutes pitches of their ideas and getting community feedback. Always a great event and a great way to connect with the community. Plus there's free pizza! Located at Epicentral Coworking, 415 N. Tejon in Colorado Springs, 5:30pm to 7pm.

TBD

Feb. 2nd

Guest speaker TBD.

Colorado Springs New Tech Pitch Night

Feb. 23rd

Each month New Tech, in partnership with Peak Startup, features local entrepreneurs presenting 5-minutes pitches of their ideas and getting community feedback. Always a great event and a great way to connect with the community. Plus there's free pizza! Located at Epicentral Coworking, 415 N. Tejon in Colorado Springs, 5:30pm to 7pm.

Innovative Minds

Mar. 2nd

Tentative: Innovative Minds event. Guest speaker TBD.

TBD

Mar. 9th

Guest speaker TBD.

TBD

Apr. 6th

Guest speaker TBD.

TBD

Apr. 13th

Guest speaker TBD.

TBD

May 4th

Guest speaker TBD.

Previous Presentations

Colorado Springs New Tech Pitch Night

Sept. 29th

As a part of the annual Colorado Springs Startup Week (Sep. 26th - 30th), Colorado Springs New Tech Pitch Night will be holding its monthly event at Colorado College.  Each month New Tech, in partnership with Peak Startup, features local entrepreneurs presenting 5-minute pitches of their ideas and getting community feedback.  Always a great event and a great way to connect with the community!

The pitch night event will start at 5pm and will be immediately followed by a Cyber Panel at 6:30pm in conjunction with Colorado Springs Startup Week.

The Big Idea Kick Off!

Oct. 6th

Important info, dates, and registration details for students!

Unless noted otherwise above, Innovation Thursdays take place at the Morreale Carriage House from 4pm – 5:30pm at Colorado College. The Morreale Carriage House is located at 1130 1/2 N. Cascade Ave.

Innovative Minds

Watch Previous Events
Shannon Galpin on Social Innovation in Afghanistan: "The Worst Place in the World to be a Woman"
Innovative Minds - Chris Onan
Innovative Minds - Unreasonable Institute
Innovative Minds - Terry Winograd
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