The Innovation Celebration was established in 2012 thanks to a generous donation from Samantha Hammontree and the 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 now CAPS signature showcase 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-engineered 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 student CAPSTalks. Event Attendees with have the opportunity to vote on the talks. All CAPSTalk finalists will receive a scholarship. Scholarship levels culminate at $5,000 with remaining levels to be determined by the sponsorship total at the time of the event.
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 the donations will go towards scholarships for CAPS students. 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.