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Big Ideas Challenge Workshop - Speed Networking

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Morris Hall

Room 209

Mankato, MN 56001

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Come if you have a big idea that you want to move forward.

Come if you want to meet someone with a good idea that needs you to make it happen.

Big ideas happen when the right partners find each other. The founders of Apple, Google and many major companies today found each other during college. The outgoing salesperson met the introverted engineer or the artist met the accountant. They valued each others skills and formed a team. But how do you find that partner or partners?

Speed networking is the business version of speed dating. During this event, participants will meet new people and will have the opportunity to follow up with ones that might be a good fit to work on a Big Idea. Prepare a quick 2 minute introduction of yourself - what are your skills? what do you care about? if you have an idea you want to work on, what is it?

Like the ideas and partnerships - you make your meal too! Free mashed potato bar with your pick of toppings.

EVERYONE is very welcome, the greater diversity of skils and backgrounds, the better - design, art, engineering, IT, business, sociology, english, chemistry, nursing, athletics.

The Big Ideas Challenge is a new venture competition that provides a platform to support, celebrate and promote the newest aand most innovative ideas of our students. This year, you can win up to $15,000 at the April event.

Big ideas can be for an invention, a service, a process, a new way to teach or learn and can be for a nonprofit or a for-profit .

After the networking event, we'll review the Big Ideas Challenge rules and will assist anyone that would like to apply with the online application.

Reservations are not required, but are requested.

Note:

Workshop 1 Jan 22 (above) Speed networking - review Big Ideas rules - apply

Workshop 2 Feb 1 at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

  • New people (ones that couldn't come on the 22nd): Speed networking - review Big Ideas rules - apply
  • Returning people (ones that have a team formed): Mentoring session on how to create a great pitch
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