May 1, 2019

i2 Passport Events

Ongoing Events


Starting Survey - Fall 2020
Deadline: 10/06/2020 11:59 PM
1000 vsc

Complete the Starting Survey found here. Only complete it once and be sure to enter your UNH ID # accurately so you can receive Visa Stamp Credits. The deadline to complete the Starting Survey is October 6th. This is required to qualify for any of the i2 Passport prizes, including the minimum drawings. If you complete the survey prior to the Kick-off Party on September 20th, your Visa Stamp Credits won't appear in your account until after the Kick-off Party. 

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Apply to the Social Venture Innovation Competition
Deadline: 11/02/2020 12:00 PM
1000 vsc

Submit your socially-focused idea or start-up to the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise's Social Venture Innovation Challenge. Details found on the CSIE website here

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Marketing and Advertising Club Meetings
Deadline: 11/04/2020 07:30 PM
500 vsc

Check in with meeting lead regarding your i2P participation prior to the start of the virtual meeting. Attend all or significantly all of the event (no “swipe and leave” allowed) - there may be a quiz! Maximum of 3 meetings for 1,500 VSCs total (500 VSC per meeting). Join meetings via Zoom here

Meeting dates during i2 Passport:

  • Sept 23
  • Oct 7
  • Oct 21
  • Nov 4

     
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Social Media Follow
Deadline: 11/09/2020 05:00 PM
500 vsc

Receive VSCs for following the ECenter on Facebook, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn by November 9, 2020. You will receive 500 VSCs for ONE follow. Additional follows are not worth additional VSCs • You must provide your social media handle at registration • You must send a screen shot to the ECenter at e.center@unh.edu to verify you followed the ECenter. Screen shots received before the September 20th Kick-off Party will appear as VSCs in your account after the Kick-off Party. 

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Apply to the Maurice Prize for Innovation
Deadline: 11/09/2020 06:00 PM
1000 vsc

The purpose of the Maurice Prize is to encourage and foster innovation, creativity, originality, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in undergraduate students enrolled at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

The goal of the Maurice Prize is to encourage students to be daring and not to fear failure. Students should know that not achieving everything they set out to achieve is not a failure, but an invaluable learning experience.

The Maurice Prize is offered in the belief that the education students receive derives benefit when students undertake projects of their own choosing and in doing so apply their knowledge, tap their ingenuity, identify valuable resources, and exercise their ability to work with others.

The UNH Maurice Prize Judges will award the Maurice Prize annually to the participating student or team of students deemed to have done the most outstanding work on a project.

Please note that this is not a prize for an idea TO DO… but a prize for an idea that has been worked on. The Registration of Intent is the starting point which will be evaluated.

Unlike the Summer Seed Grant, the Maurice Prize requires no post-award engagement with the ECenter. Winner(s) may use the $5,000 prize for any purpose. If the winning participant is a team of students, the team shall determine how the Maurice Prize shall be used and how it shall be divided among the members.

Maurice Prize winner(s) are required to provide information for all taxes and reporting prior to being awarded the check. Winner(s) will be required to complete a W-9 tax form and other documents as required by UNH and the IRS guidelines and are solely responsible for any tax implications of this award and should consult their tax advisors for additional information.

In order to receive the Maurice Prize, participants give permission to the ECenter at the University of New Hampshire to use photographs, audio and video recordings of participant(s), without compensation, for promotional activities. All materials and summaries of the project will be required to be made available for future review on the MauricePrize.com website.

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Entrepreneurship Club Meetings
Deadline: 11/09/2020 07:30 PM
600 vsc

Check in with meeting lead regarding your i2P participation prior to the start of the virtual meeting. Attend all or significantly all of the event (no “swipe and leave” allowed) - there may be a quiz! Maximum of 5 meetings for 3,000 VSCs total (600 VSCs per meeting). The Zoom link for the virtual meetings can be found here

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Completion Survey - Fall 2020
Deadline: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM
1000 vsc

The link to the Completion Survey will be added to this event AND emailed out the morning of November 10, 2020 (after all events/activities have finished for the semester). Please not this is a required activity in order to qualify for any prizes, including the minimum drawings. 

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Make it to the SVIC Finals
Deadline: 11/16/2020 12:00 PM
1000 vsc

If your idea or start-up makes it into the final round of the Social Venture Innovation Challenge, you earn 1,000 Visa Stamp Credits! You first need to apply to SVIC by November 2nd at noon. Finalists are notified by noon on November 16th by the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise. Details can be found on the CSIE SVIC website here

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September 2020


Idea Creation Bootcamp #1
09/28/2020 05:30 PM
1500 vsc

Participate in this fun VIRTUAL workshop and learn how to think creatively while coming up with ideas to solve problems!

Sponsored by Bottomline Technologies

This is the first of two Idea Creation Bootcamps offered by the ECenter this semester. i2 Passport recipients may only receive Visa Stamp Credits for attending ONE Idea Creation Bootcamps.

Speaker Bio:

Alexandra Suarez, Innovation, HumanCentric Research & Insights, Facilitator and Trainer

Alexandra Suarez graduated Cornell University and pursued an MBA in Consumer Behavior from ESADE University in Barcelona. She lived in NY, Spain and South Africa and traveled to over 45 countries before moving back to Puerto Rico to work in Consumer Research and Strategic Account Planning. In these fields, Alexandra used her creative multicultural background to bring the unconventional thinking, leadership and creativity that are always at the core of successful brands. She noticed how human centric design and deep understanding lead to innovative thinking and relevant strategies and has been teaching core Creativity courses as a Leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) since 2013. Alexandra has spent most of her career questioning irregularities, challenging people and stimulating the kind of action that allows businesses to grow in the Creative/Innovation Era. She is truly passionate and approaches every project with the desire to change the world.

Alexandra is currently a Creative Education Foundation Board member a Non-profit dedicated to providing programming and resources to empower people with the skill set, tool set, and mindset of deliberate creativity through Creative Problem Solving. From revitalizing healthcare processes and developing new products or services to revamping apps and school systems, Alexandra passionately woks to develop innovation, grow companies, instill more collaboration and bring about results that matter. Alexandra is a Creative, Strategy and Innovation Consultant/Facilitator certified on CPS, Design Thinking and Synectics Innovation Process who has been mentoring, advocating and teaching Creativity courses since 2015. When not working, she spends most of her time educating others (from teachers to her own two kids) on the power of growth and creative mindsets.

 

You must register for this event in advance in Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link via email. Please note this event is virtual and may be recorded or live-streamed.

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October 2020


Changemaker Speaker Series (CSIE Event)
10/06/2020 12:30 PM
1000 vsc

Changemaker Speaker Series (Virtual Webinar)
Accountable Business Leaders: On a Mission for Justice and Equity
12:40-2:00 PM

This timely panel will explore how certified B Corps and other pioneering businesses are building an inclusive  economic system that addresses fundamental injustice and inequity. Learn more on the CSIE website here

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Idea Creation Bootcamp #2
10/06/2020 05:30 PM
1500 vsc

Participate in this fun VIRTUAL workshop and learn how to think creatively while coming up with ideas to solve problems!

Sponsored by Bottomline Technologies

This is the second of two Idea Creation Bootcamps offered by the ECenter this semester. i2 Passport recipients may only receive Visa Stamp Credits for attending ONE Idea Creation Bootcamps.

Speaker Bio:

Alexandra Suarez, Innovation, HumanCentric Research & Insights, Facilitator and Trainer

Alexandra Suarez graduated Cornell University and pursued an MBA in Consumer Behavior from ESADE University in Barcelona. She lived in NY, Spain and South Africa and traveled to over 45 countries before moving back to Puerto Rico to work in Consumer Research and Strategic Account Planning. In these fields, Alexandra used her creative multicultural background to bring the unconventional thinking, leadership and creativity that are always at the core of successful brands. She noticed how human centric design and deep understanding lead to innovative thinking and relevant strategies and has been teaching core Creativity courses as a Leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) since 2013. Alexandra has spent most of her career questioning irregularities, challenging people and stimulating the kind of action that allows businesses to grow in the Creative/Innovation Era. She is truly passionate and approaches every project with the desire to change the world.

Alexandra is currently a Creative Education Foundation Board member a Non-profit dedicated to providing programming and resources to empower people with the skill set, tool set, and mindset of deliberate creativity through Creative Problem Solving. From revitalizing healthcare processes and developing new products or services to revamping apps and school systems, Alexandra passionately woks to develop innovation, grow companies, instill more collaboration and bring about results that matter. Alexandra is a Creative, Strategy and Innovation Consultant/Facilitator certified on CPS, Design Thinking and Synectics Innovation Process who has been mentoring, advocating and teaching Creativity courses since 2015. When not working, she spends most of her time educating others (from teachers to her own two kids) on the power of growth and creative mindsets.

 

You must register for this event in advance in Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link via email. Please note this event is virtual and may be recorded or live-streamed.

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Start-up Speaker Series: Young Entrepreneurs
10/15/2020 06:00 PM
1500 vsc

Start-Up Speaker Series: Young Entrepreneurs and How Their Personal Passions Led Them to Launch Their Companies

Sponsored by Lake Street Advisors

Often times, students think they are “too young” to be successful entrepreneurs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Meet Hannah Patten and Christina Firestone, co-founders of Hülya Swimsuits, and Geno Miller ’17, founder of Shtudy! Hannah and Christina built Hülya Swimsuits out of their mission to save the ocean and reduce plastic waste, leading to the successful launch of a bathing suit line. Geno launched Shtudy during his years at UNH, driven by the knowledge that companies needed to hire employees with both technology expertise and diversity.

Join us to learn how these three young entrepreneurs turned their passions into successful businesses in what will be a dynamic and interactive session that leaves you motivated to pursue your own business dreams. There will be time at the end to ask questions and get insights on your own ideas from our speakers, who only a few years ago sat where you are sitting now.

You must register for this event in advance in Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link via email. Please note this is a virtual event which may be recorded.

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E-Club's Wildcat Tank
10/26/2020 05:30 PM
1500 vsc

Participate in UNH’s own Shark Tank Competition, pitch your idea to a panel of Venture Capitalists & Entrepreneurs judges! Register via Eventbrite. Attend the event via the Zoom link here

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November 2020


Pitching Bootcamp
11/02/2020 05:30 PM
1500 vsc

Learn the secrets to pitching your idea, your business, or yourself!

Details forthcoming. Virtual event!

Speaker is Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and author of First Pitch: Winning Money, Mentors, and More for Your Startup.

Attendees receive a copy of Debi's book!

 

You must register for this event in advance in Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link via email. Please note this event is virtual and may be recorded or live-streamed.

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Hackathon/Ideathon with Gather and Riverstone
11/06/2020 04:00 PM
2000 vsc

24-hours of problem-solving fun! Join Riverstone Group and Gather to solve hunger in New Hampshire!

Details forthcoming.

 

You must register for this event in advance in Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link via email. Please note this event is virtual and may be recorded or live-streamed.

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Student Debt Seminar
11/09/2020 04:00 PM
1000 vsc

Bring your toughest questions and learn how to make your student debt more manageable!

Join Joel Carstens, Director of UNH Financial Aid, as he shares insights you can use to make your student debt more manageable!

 

You must register for this event in advance in Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link via email. Please note this is a virtual event and may be recorded or live-streamed.

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