Student entrepreneurship center The Garage at UCCS relaunches

“The most gratifying feeling is when I’ve created something that other people are willing to buy.” This was the sentiment El Pomar Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship Tom Duening shared at the 2022 launch of The Garage, the student entrepreneurship center at UCCS. Whether you have a business or idea or are looking to apply your skills in a startup, The Garage is looking for students who are excited by the possibility of creating something Read more…

Venture Attractor Welcomes its 2022 Cohort 1- UCCS Communique

The Colorado Springs Venture Attractor welcomed its 2022 Cohort 1 companies into their Boot-Up Camp last month. Four Colorado-based ventures have joined the cohort from among a worldwide pool of applicants: Wear Bands, Linkup Point, Forevergreen Tech, and Salt Athletic. As the ventures begin the Scale to $1M program, an online education and mentorship opportunity, the entrepreneurs will have high-impact action items to complete, including monthly ‘progress pitches’ to ensure accountability and other deliverables and milestones Read more…

Get Ready for the UCCS Lion’s Den Pitch Night – Fall 2017

The Lion’s Den Pitch Night Presented by EPIIC Thursday, November 16th  5:00 pm—7:00 pm Berger Hall at UCCS Join the El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC) and Peak Startup on Wednesday, April 19th, featuring six businesses pitching ventures and a lively panel of business-savvy judges. The top business pitch will win the 1st place prize of $1000. This event will be structured similarly to the popular ABC TV show Shark Tank™. Viewers have enjoyed this interesting format of the Read more…

Get Ready for the Global Game Jam – January 20th through 22nd

The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC) will again host the Annual UCCS Global Game Jam at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs January 20-22, 2017. Date: Jan 20-22 Place: UCCS Campus Cost: Free thanks to EPIIC, Register Now! What is the Global Game Jam? Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the premier annual game creation event that fosters the development of innovative game concepts and promotes international collaboration and teamwork. GGJ brings together thousands of game development enthusiasts Read more…

Entrepreneurs Are You Ready for the Lion’s Den?

The Lion’s Den Pitch Night Presented by EPIIC Wednesday, April 19th  5:00 pm—7:00 pm Berger Hall at UCCS Join the El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC) and Peak Startup on Wednesday, April 19th, featuring six businesses pitching ventures, a lively panel of business-savvy judges, and interactive Q&A with audience members. The top business pitch will win the 1st place prize of $1000. This event will be structured similarly to the popular ABC TV show Shark Tank™. Viewers have Read more…

Get Ready to Ignite Colorado Springs!

What if you were only given 5 minutes and 20 slides to make a point? Ignite Colorado Springs is a night of high-energy presentations. Speakers are community members who will teach, enlighten, or inspire – and they have exactly 5 minutes to do so. This is the third Ignite Colorado Springs event and it promises to be a night of high-energy ideas and insights of Colorado’s brightest, most creative, and most influential people. Check back with Read more…

The EPIIC Mashup: Entrepreneurial Funding

Join us for   The EPIIC Mashup: Entrepreneurial Funding Thursday, September 1st 5:00 – 7:00 PM UCCS Campus, Berger Hall The EPIIC Mashup hosts notable speakers discussing different segments of a common theme. Our next event spotlight is entrepreneurial funding. Presenters for this event include: Speaker: John M. Bruck An Angel’s View of Regional Startup Ecosystems Mr. Bruck is an award-winning business leader, former corporate executive and angel investor from Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is currently an active member in Read more…

Registration is Open for Ignite Colorado Springs Spring 2016!

What if you were only given 5 minutes and 20 slides to make a point? Ignite Colorado Springs is a night of high-energy presentations. Speakers are community members who will teach, enlighten, or inspire – and they have exactly 5 minutes to do so. This is the third Ignite Colorado Springs event and it promises to be a night of high-energy ideas and insights of Colorado’s brightest, most creative, and most influential people. Check back with Read more…

UCCS Lion’s Den Pitch Night – Collegiate Night

UCCS Lion’s Den Pitch Night – Collegiate Night Thursday, March 31st 5:00 pm—7:00 pm Berger Hall at UCCS Join EPIIC for an event featuring five student team pitching ventures, a lively panel of business-savvy judges, and interactive Q&A with audience members. The top teams will win a $2000 in prizes. This event will be structured similarly to the popular ABC TV show Shark Tank™. Viewers have enjoyed the lively and interesting format of the show in which entrepreneurs present Read more…