The Innovation Celebration was established in 2012 thanks to a generous donation from Samantha Hammontree and the Lawrence and Joan Weiner Foundation. During the inaugural year, a team of Global Business students were given the opportunity to create, develop , and host the CAPS charity event. Since then, the Innovation Celebration has evolved to include students throughout all areas of CAPS in the event, design and execution and is the CAPS signature event. To date, students have raised over $375K from the Innovation Cerebration. This money has been used to support student projects and programming.
The 2018 Innovation Celebration has been re-engineering to be more inclusive and to more effectively showcase the unique CAPS culture. This year’s event will include CAPS students from all strands and will feature increased sponsor involvement and recognition.
We need the support of our community leaders in order to make the Innovation Celebration a success. Donations for the event go directly to CAPS to fund innovative projects and prototypes. Additionally, this year, a portion of donations can potentially go towards scholarships for CAPS seniors or sponsorship of strands at the event. An investment in CAPS is an investment in future professionals in the workplace.
Location: Hilltop Conference Center
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Sponsor recognition event:
Location : WeWork Corrigan Station, 1828 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64108
When: Monday April 16, 4:30 – 6:30
Special guest: Dr. Cristal Glangchai, Founder/CEO – VentureLab, Director – Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange (TEX) and Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Austin. Guests will receive an autographed copy of Dr. Glangchai’s new book VentureGirls which publishes in April 2018.
In you are interested in supporting the Innovation Celebration, you may click here to make your donation.