By: Alyssa Gomez, Staff Reporter
What is the Innovation Challenge? Well, it is the only student-run business competition in the Front Range! Regis University students were welcomed by the Innovation Center to bring new and fresh business ideas in hopes of starting their business this summer. Through this competition, the Innovation Center hopes to raise support for student business ideas and gain sponsorship to really amp up the competition of this event in the future. The Innovation Center also hopes for the start-up companies to reinvest in Regis’ business education program. This competition gives anyone affiliated with Regis, a platform to present and network their ideas.
This inaugural year, the Innovation Challenge has 9 competing teams with a vast array of fresh ideas! Who all hope to win one of the three cash prizes at the final event taking place on April 20that 5:30 pm in the Mountain View Room in Claver Hall. The three winners will be awarded prizes of $10,000, $5,000, $1,000 and a workplace in the Innovation Center that comes fully equipped with everything they need get the businesses up and running.
Why should Regis students care? Well, you get to vote for the winner! 20% of the competitor’s overall score will be determined by you, the audience member. Plus, you get to talk to attending alumni and network for yourself. Come to the final event early, 5:30 p.m., to hear the incredible headline speaker, Vic Ahmed, founder and CEO of the Innovation Pavilion and hear his amazing speech on “How to Incubate a Good Idea.” Come out and support fellow Regis students and cast your vote for the winner!
You can RSVP for this event by going to this link: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-alumni-matrix-meetup/event-summary-661b3be2c73743629f72e1ee1c680624.aspx