[eb-grad-students] Newmont Innovation Challenge

Kathleen Martin kmartin at mines.edu
Mon Jan 29 13:20:28 MST 2018

The 2018 Newmont Innovation Challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb 3 at 9AM in Brown Hall.  We invite your faculty and graduate students who might be interested to be mentors, either technical or business, to come and meet with the student teams.  Those selected as mentors for qualifying teams are eligible to receive a $500 honorarium for their participation (Graduate students, faculty and staff can receive a $500 credit on their professional development accounts).  Teams compete for over $10,000 in prizes and funding - Participating teams will be selected in an elevator pitch competition held in BB W280/250 from 4-6 PM on Saturday.  All potential mentors are invited to attend.  Following the competition, selected teams will be encourage to select mentors and receive additional entrepreneurial training.  Finalists will compete in a Demo Day Pitch competition at the end of the semester.  All participants (including prize winners) will be eligible for additional funding from the $50,000 Newmont Innovation Fund.

The themes of this years' Newmont Challenge are:

1.  The role of digital transformation in unlocking value for a sustainable future
2.  Finding the mineral deposits that have thus far eluded mankind's search

For more  information and/or to volunteer, please visit our website at https://innovation.mines.edu/hackmines and follow the link for "Registration For The HackMines Innovation Challenge."
Please forward this email to the relevant faculty and staff in your department.


Werner G. Kuhr, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Colorado School of Mines
Room 300, Guggenheim Hall
Golden, CO 80401

Email    wkuhr at mines.edu<mailto:wkuhr at mines.edu>
Mobile (303) 241-5209
Office  (303) 384-2312
Fax       (303) 273-3040

Kathleen Martin
Program Assistant
Division of Economics and Business

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