A few good friends from Elon University and some family friends introduced me to Push for Entrepreneurship a few years ago. After some pressure from both parties, and an inherent desire to support innovative campaigns I caved and am participating. In all honesty, I consistently hope to encourage others to follow their own self-made, innovative ideas.
Favorite song: Can’t Stop by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Emmett Helmes $ 8.00
- Martin Magida $ 50.00
- Vivian Liu $ 20.00
- Dylan Magida $ 20.00
- Brett Huntley $ 25.00
- Chandler Cates-Wessel $ 27.00
- Alexander Kamisher $ 20.00
- Alex Gosman $ 30.00
- Noah Ganz $ 50.00
- Julia Horvitz $ 15.00
- Dean Walters $ 20.00
- Janet Walton $ 25.00
- Victoria Murphy $ 10.00
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 16,000 K-12 students in 250 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.
2020 Event Numbers
- 41 Pushers
- 65 DONORS
- $ 6,984.00 Funded