Spotlight on Half Block: The Big Idea Half Block

Welcome to our Spotlight on Half Block series! Each week leading up to Dynamic Half Block in January, we’re featuring one of 2018’s non-credit offerings here on our blog. Registration for all non-credit offerings is now open on Summit.


Spotlight on The Big Idea Half Block

What’s this class about?

This workshop will be 100% focused on innovation and startup teams participating in the Big Idea program at Colorado College and will cover every element required to successfully compete in the Colorado College Big Idea, where $50,000 is in play for your startup idea. Topics include: Core Value Proposition and alignment with your target population/market; Burning Match pitch; Executive Summary; Pitch Deck; and startup model.

You and your team will receive in-depth feedback and refinement of your Big Idea. As such, it’s the best way to tune up for the rest of the process, and perfectly placed in the calendar of the Big Idea process. While not required for teams to compete, the Big Idea Half Block will surely help. And besides getting ready for the competition, the workshop will provide an intermediate/advanced primer on the innovation and startup process. Registered Big Idea teams will be given preference. Others may participate on a space available basis.

What are the times and dates?

All of Half Block: January 8-18, with class from 1pm-4pm.

What kinds of skills will I learn?

You’ll learn how to refine a pitch for a business setting, how to best collaborate in a team environment, how to target a product or idea towards a target population, and more.

Register on Summit.

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