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We invite students to join their peers in crafting innovative systems to solve important business problems. Companies come to us with the task of solving an urgent issue they have, and the Innov8x challenges provide an exciting way to deliver a solution.


Our workshops provide an amazing opportunity to
quickly learn and practice the essentials when starting
your own business or launching your solution to the

Spirits & Startups

Spirits & Startups – The faculty club is back with an innovative touch. Bring your entrepreneurial mindset and join us at the McNeil Center on Wednesdays from 4 – 6pm (during the school year starting 9/13).  Beverages and snacks served. Starting 11/8, we will be in a temporary location in the Engineering Annex at 814 15th St.

More Events Coming Soon…

Have a question regarding our events or calendar? Want to participate but you’re not a student? Contact us below for more details.

Past Events

Tailgate @ Alumni Field at Marv Kay Stadium

Join the McNeil team this Saturday at 10am for delicious breakfast burritos on us until they’re gone! Our McNeil Center trailer will be on the burm area above the beer garden, west end. Afterward, let’s cheer on the Orediggers with kickoff at noon! Saturday 11/4 10-Noon.

Hearts & Gears

HEARTS & GEARS – Community Based Transportation Challenge for Incoming Students. This year incoming students will get the opportunity to work on community-based transportation issues in a fun, hands-on creative experience for students to get a jump start on the lean innovation process. WHEN:  Wednesday August 16th, 9am-1pm  WHERE: Friedhoff Hall in the Green Center

Evolve’s SPARK Event

Evolve is a student organization for entrepreneurs and innovators. This event will allow students to meet with several local entrepreneurs, some from Mines and others from the community. Come with questions to ask and a notepad to take notes! See our QR code on the flyer to RSVP.   WHEN:  Wednesday April 12th, 5-7pm

Start Up Career Panel

Are you interested in working at a startup? Join us for an evening of conversation with industry panelists, food, and advice! Participating companies include Boom Supersonic, Loft Orbital Solutions, Crusoe Energy Systems, Cesium Astro, EXERO, and ESI. A light dinner will be provided. RSVP via Diggernet! WHERE:  Metals Hall, Green Center WHEN:  Tues. April 4th 2023, 5PM – 7PM

Coffee Cart

The Mines Foundation and the McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are hosting a coffee social to meet new staff and kick off the new academic year! The event will take place in our suite at 1600 Jackson, #380. WHEN:  Wednesday August 30th, 9-10am. Open to faculty, staff, alum and the Golden community.

McNeil Zeal Event

9The McNeil Center is hosting a VIP Evening around Entrepreneurship & Innovation to kickoff the 2023-2024 academic year. The event will take place in Friedhoff Hall, Green Center. WHEN:  Wednesday September 6th, 6 – 8pm. Invitation only.

2023 Entrepreneurship Showcase

2023 Entrepreneurship Showcase Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM We’re so excited you joined us at the 2023 Entrepreneurship Showcase! Did you feel the energy at the Showcase? Great! Share with us your startup or innovation story!