Get ready to Ignite Colorado Springs with Innovation!

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. Speakers at the fall Read more…

EPIIC Nights Speaker Series with Vance Brown, Founder and CEO of Cherwell Software

Vance currently is co-founder and CEO of Cherwell Software (www.cherwell.com), a company that only started selling a product in 2007 but already is rated in its market segment by industry analysts above such companies as IBM, HP, and CA. Currently employing over 150 people, Cherwell has been profitable every year since 2008 and has grown, on average, over 100% each year. Cherwell’s customer base includes such organizations as Fed-Ex, Corning, TV Guide, The Weather Channel, Read more…

The 2014 UCCS Sports/Outdoors Business Plan Competition

Welcome to the 2014 UCCS Sports/Outdoors Business Plan Competition! This competition is open to students teams (graduate or undergraduate) that are developing ventures in the sports/outdoors industries.  The finals for this competition will be held on Thursday, April 24 and Friday April 25, 2014.  Winners will be announced at an awards banquet on Friday evening, April 25.  All of the events will be held on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus.  All competition team Read more…

Ready for the UCCS Global Game Jam?

The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC) will host the UCCS Global Game Jam at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in January 2014. Date: Jan 24, 2014 – Jan 26, 2014 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 Read more…

The Lion’s Den Pitch Night is back!

The Lion’s Den Pitch Night Presented by EPIIC and Peak Venture Group Monday, February 24th 5:30 pm—7:00 pm The Lodge at UCCS Join UCCS El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC) and Peak Venture Group (PVG) for a co-sponsored event on Monday, February 24th, 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 prize of $500. The joint event Read more…

2013 Fall Ignite

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 with a twist. Speakers are community members who will teach, enlighten, or inspire – and they have exactly 5 minutes to do so. Who Should Attend? We welcome community members, business leaders, organizations, students – and everyone in between. The event is free and open Read more…