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Ignite II makes case for support of arts

Ten of Colorado Springs’ most creative minds tried their best Tuesday night to sell the merits of what they do — without actually concentrating on what they do best, which would’ve been simply performing. They shared a different mission this time, making five-minute presentations at the second Ignite Colorado Springs event of 2013, educating 300… Continue Reading Ignite II makes case for support of arts

Ignite II focuses on arts, culture

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Most likely, you would have trouble remembering what you were doing on April 30, which was not exactly a newsworthy Tuesday. That is, unless you were among the 300 or so people who ventured to Berger Hall at UCCS that evening for the Colorado Springs debut of an event called Ignite, co-sponsored by UCCS, the… Continue Reading Ignite II focuses on arts, culture

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Leaders of the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization at UCCS gave an annual report to the community Tuesday at Penrose House, presenting examples of the organization’s successes. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak moderated the event, as the EPIIC chairmen delivered progress reports to a crowd of business and community leaders. “This is truly a… Continue Reading EPIIC shares update on year’s optimistic endeavors

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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced… Continue Reading Excellence in Industry awards feature audience-choice competition

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Hype is building for the 2012 Colorado Springs Excellence in Local Industry Awards and who will be named the best of the best. Organizers of the annual awards program — which highlights both companies with social or environmental impacts, and businesses on the verge of  technology innovation — are taking nominations now to Aug. 17. This… Continue Reading Nominations sought for Excellence in Local Industry Awards

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El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization has launched a business speaker’s program which will bring in experts to meet with local business leaders. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak made the announcement this week at the Community Engagement Activities of EPIIC program event. The idea, she said, is to focus on… Continue Reading EPIIC launches “EPIIC Nights” to discuss business

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Local companies win EPIIC competition

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Three local companies received awards today from the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization. In September 2009, 25 companies applied to compete, and eight were selected to submit full plans in the EPIIC’s Business Revitalization and Innovation Competition. Students at UCCS, where the El Pomar Institute is located, helped the businesses develop plans to revitalize an… Continue Reading Local companies win EPIIC competition

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EPIIC launches grant competition

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With a little planning and paperwork, your company could be in the running for $40,000 in grants. The Business Revitalization and Innovation Competition is presented by The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. About 10 companies will be chosen to compete for first, second and third place. The… Continue Reading EPIIC launches grant competition

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