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Western Mass Innovation Jam

Take the first step (or next step) on your innovator’s journey 

New to innovation? The Western Mass Innovation Jam (WMIJ) is designed to help you unlock your innovation potential and develop skills essential to innovating in any context. You will learn design thinking strategies for developing ideas and innovations.

Do you already have an idea for a new venture? WMIJ is for you too! WMIJ is designed to help you work through the key components of a good early stage idea, collaborate with others, and get feedback on your idea.

The weekend starts with brainstorming on individual product/service ideas and ends with final pitch for the team’s innovation. Experienced innovators and entrepreneurs will help guide you through the weekend and final pitch.

This resume building opportunity is open to all students of all disciplines. Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Western New England University are the collegiate hosts. The weekend is open to all Grinspoon College/Universities.

Western Mass Innovation Jam Agenda
September 27 – 29, 2019 located at Kendade Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Friday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.:  Idea Generation and Team Selection
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:  Idea/Innovation Development
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Innovation Presentation to Mentors and Feedback

Registration forms are due by September 25, 2019 at midnight.

Find out more by contacting:

Rick Feldman, Mount Holyoke College

René Heavlow, Smith College

Mary Schoonmaker, Western New England University

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