Want to get more involved with entrepreneurship and innovation? Below is a list of workshops, talks, challenges, conferences, and more hosted both by Mines as well as by our partners and organizations around the world. If you have an event you’d like added to the calendar, please email Dr. Werner Kuhr.

Saturday, August 24 at 9am

The 2019 Henderson Challenge

Do you like working on creative, interdisciplinary teams for positive impact?  Do you want to be a part of a lasting legacy in Colorado? How could you reimagine a huge piece of land near the continental divide? What would you do with a mountain? People at Climax Molybdenum and the Henderson Mine and Mill want to know your ideas.  More Information & Registration Here

Tuesday, August 20th at 5:30pm

Catalyst Micro Pitch Event: Catalyst Event Center

Haven’t heard about the Micro Pitch? Are you new to Catalyst? Have you been here for a while and want to meet some new faces? If so, get your 30 second pitch ready because the Catalyst Micro Pitch Event is the place for you!

How the Micro Pitch Event Works

  • Signing up:
    • Sign up for a spot on the google doc. Space is limited, so do this ASAP! CLICK HERE to grab your spot! Spots for the event will be “first come-first served!”
    • If you pitched at the last event, please wait 48 hours to sign-up. If you’re new to Catalyst or missed the last event, you’ll have the next 48 hours to snag a spot before everyone else jumps in! 
  • Preparing for your pitch:
    • Create a 30 second pitch with the following (and include this content in your slide): 
      • Who you and your company is?
      • What your company does?
      • Where are you located within Catalyst?
      • Items the Catalyst community can help with:
        • What you are needing as an organization? 
        • Any challenges you are facing?

You’ll have the opportunity to show ONE slide only that should include the information above (so get creative!). Don’t worry, we’ll send out the entire slide deck to all attendees after the event.   

  • Please bring your friends, family or anyone who is interested in the awesome work happening at Catalyst. 
  • Food and drinks will be provided! 
  • This is not a competition, just a fun way to learn more about your fellow community members.

More Information Here

Applications Close September 1, 2019

ACerS PCSA Humanitarian Pitch Competition

The Pitch Competition calls for students to engage problem solving and creativity to solve real world problems by utilizing their knowledge in material science. Undergraduate and graduate students will receive a prompt that revolves around the 14 Grand Challenges, which includes topics such as renewable energy, water quality, food supply, health care, and affordable housing. Teams with a maximum of 4 participates will develop a solution using material science to a prompt that includes a technical approach, budget, and description of the needed community. An abstract must be submitted no later than September 1st, 2019 and students will give their 8-10 minute pitch of their solution to a panel of judges in MS&T’19. There, the teams will be questioned on their pitch by the judges and the winners of the pitch competition will be announced.  More Information Here