Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Location: Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave, Huntington, IN
Northeast Indiana is filled with Millennials - those roughly between the ages of 15 and 25 - who have ideas on how to change the story of the region. By attending Millennial 2020's (M2020) Spark Tank, they will share their community project ideas and business opportunities with peers and regional leaders. A panel of judges will award the top two ideas with $500 in seed money to help move the ideas from concept to reality. Millennials from across Northeast Indiana are invited to Spark Tank, which will be held Friday, May 31 at Huntington University in the Habecker Dining Commons.
Millennials who don't have ideas of their own are still encouraged to attend. They will have the opportunity to offer feedback, network with regional leaders and collaborate with their peers on projects that spark their interest.
Several prize packages will be given away throughout the day.
When: Friday, May 31, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm; Lunch provided
Where: Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave, Huntington, IN 46750
Keynote Speaker: Ray Angel, startup enthusiast, co-founder of Founders in downtown Fort Wayne and former CEO of Startup Weekend
Who: Millennials (ages 15-25) and Regional Leaders
Registration: Register online at www.millennial2020.com/spark-tank/spark-tank-registration by Wednesday, May 29th.
Questions: Contact Jordan McArdle at Jordan@neindiana.com or 260-469-3465
Spark Tank is hosted by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership's Millennial 2020 program. The event is focused on college-aged Millennials although all Millennials in Northeast Indiana are welcome to attend.
This will be the third Spark Tank event. Previous winners include Hapn.co, a central hub that connects Millennials with local businesses through social media; Connect Fort Wayne, a social network for small businesses and start-ups in Northeast Indiana; Keep it Simple, a smartphone app to help consumers shop for clothing online; and Trash Titans, an organized lake clean-up projects dedicated to cleaning up Northeast Indiana's lakes.
Millennial 2020 is an extension of Vision 2020 , a regional initiative stewarded by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, working to transform Northeast Indiana through the five pillars of 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, and Quality of Life. Millennial 2020 gives Millennials an active voice and role in Vision 2020 and directly aligns with Vision 2020's mission for Northeast Indiana of developing, attracting, and retaining talent.
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