2012 Big Idea Contest Set to Kick-Off
The fourth annual Big Idea Contest is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 17. The contest will accept student’s idea entries until 5pm on Wednesday, October 31. The finalist pitch competition will take place on Friday, November 9.
2011 Big Idea Contest Celebrates Third Year
Alex Harris, a Junior biology major at Calvin was the winner of the third annual Big Idea Contest. Alex’s idea for a graphical user interface that will allow students to easily create, modify, and store four-year academic plans resonated strongly with the Big Idea Contest panel of judges. In addition to making the student’s academic planning process more interactive and efficient, Alex was also able to describe the benefits that his idea would have on faculty and their academic institutions.
2010 Big Idea Contest Finishes Strong for a Second Year
Eric Yu, a Freshman biochemistry major at Calvin was the winner of the second annual Big Idea Contest. Eric's unique and inventive idea solved an everyday problem for many people at a low cost, exactly what the Big Idea Contest panel of judges were seeking. Eric was also able to project high yield profits for his idea, an added benefit for a new product launch.
2009 Big Idea Contest Concludes with "Pitch" Competion to Determin $200 Grand-Prize Winner
The Big Idea Contest concluded on Friday Dec. 4, 2009 with a "pitch" contest between the four student finalists. Each of the four finalists had five minutes to present their idea pitch to a panel of five judges, and then responded to five minutes of questions from the judes. Each finalist received a $25 gift certificate to the campus store. The grand prize winner of $200 was a team comprised of Dan Evans and Matt Rozema.
Matt Kucinski / Calvin Media Relations
GeoLearner Maps Success in Washington DC
The Calvin Geography Department began promoting the GeoLearner software at the Annual Association of American Geographers Conference in Washington DC. GeoLearner provides an inventive form of learning to geography students, teachers and coinsures alike. Enterprise Center Director Mike Harris along with several Geography Professors and students/alum made the trip to Washington DC for the conference from April 14th - 18th.
Posted: April 20, 2010
The Big Idea Contest Calvin News & Stories Article
The Enterprise Center hosted the first-ever Big Idea Contest for Calvin students. The contest was a college-wide competition to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among the students of Calvin College. Here is a Calvin news article about the Big Idea Contest.
November 12, 2009, Calvin News & Stories 2009-10 by Cloud Cray
PLAINWELL -- The city is looking to the past to solve problems of the future, eyeing an old hydroelectric dam for its potential to generate electricity for community use.
The source of power that once drove paper-mill operations in the heart of town could be resurrected
Mark Bugnaski / Gazette
The Mill Race, a one-mile-plus waterway shown here, provided water to power the dam at the closed Plainwell Paper Co. City leaders hope to revive the dam to generate electricity.
Photos from Business Review Western Michigan's Deals of the Year event
Enterprise Center at Calvin won the award in the higher education category. Ron Lubbers, Director, is pictured accepting this award.
October 27, 2008, Business Review Western Michigan photos by Johnny Quirin
2008 Deals of the Year: Business Review Western Michigan 'Deals' finalists named
September 10, 2008, Business Review Western Michigan
One Year Later
July 31 - August 6, 2008, Business Review Western Michigan written by Mark Sanchez
Enterprise Center supports inventive spirit
Winter 2007, The Spark
First bizPlan Competition Turns Students into Entrepreneurs
November 20, 2007
Calvin's New Enterprise Center Launches