When I was younger, I participated in the Connecticut Invention Convention. It is a great program so I asked my father to participate with me in this to give back (and also see who can do more push ups!). My grandfather is an entrepreneur, my father coaches for NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship), and I am in the process of applying for my own patent. I'm a rower and my father is a runner. I workout every day and my father works out more sporadically. Now we're training together for this. Side bets on who does the most are allowed, as long as winnings are donated to this cause!
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The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), a 36-year-old, 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the nation’s largest continuously operating program for K-12 student inventors and entrepreneurs.
100% of the proceeds raised by Push For Entrepreneurship are donated to CIC.
CIC’s mission is to teach students creative problem-solving techniques through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurship, by teachers trained in CIC’s programs. CIC programs have been endorsed by CT’s educational leaders as promoting creativity and critical thinking, and have received prestigious recognition, including trips to the White House Science Fairs.
In Connecticut, more than 17,000 K-12 students in nearly 300 schools annually have CIC classroom-based programs.
Students compete in their schools and winners present their inventions at local and district events and at the state wide convention in May.
Selected state winners advance to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan, in June.
CIC inventors comprises 50% girls and 26% minority students, with program growth focused in under-served school districts.
CIC inventors pursue entrepreneurship through patenting, investment, and commercialization.
Your donation will be used to provide hundreds of Bridgeport, Norwalk, and New Haven K-12 students the opportunity to participate in a program that will change their lives and our futures.
2016 Event Numbers
- 28 Pushers
- $ 29,488.50 Funded