Clement Company LLC
My company imports "ZOLA", my own brand of 12 artisanal wines from various regions of France. Prior to importing wine, I owned a landscape design/build company for 15 years. After college I worked for a large international bank for 13 years and a couple dot coms. I love working for myself and enjoy all the challenges, successes and failures. Speaking of failures, as a kid I invented a triangular shaped aluminum wake board. Once I strapped in, the boat took off, ski rope tightened and I quickly became the first human sea anchor...So I dried myself off and went back to the drawing board. It's what innovation and entrepreneurship is all about, right? Can't wait to help give future inventors & entrepreneurs the same opportunity!
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- James Maglione $ 25.00
- Peter Mendelson $ 50.00
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.
2017 Event Numbers
- 36 Pushers
- 240 DONORS
- $ 18,895.69 Funded