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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club Meeting
Oct 25 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

All students are welcome to join the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club for our meeting on Tuesday, October 24, Craft Crickets (from Eugene) will speak to us about their business and the growing cricket industry!

There will be plenty of time for questions and we’ll be going over many of the upcoming events for the UO Innovation Summit on Friday, October 27. Hope to see you there!!

Our Mission:

To facilitate the development of young professionals through the entrepreneurial and innovational perspectiveWhat We Offer:

Networking opportunities, professional skill development, local entrepreneurial resources and connections, startup and initiative support

UO Innovation Summit
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 6:00 am

Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon and beyond

Join us as for an interdisciplinary festival as we highlight innovation among our students, faculty, and alumni, as well as in the wider Eugene community. The UO Innovation Summit will connect participants to ideas, resources, and one another to advance entrepreneurial knowledge, opportunities, and shared pursuits.

The summit is an organized set of activities that will include speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, skill-building workshops, pitch competitions, hackathons, performances, film showings and art exhibitions all under the theme of “innovation.” Activities will highlight the latest trends and thought-leadership across a range of disciplines, including science, technology, media, social justice, global issues, arts and literature, sports, music, environment, gender and sexuality, and business.

We invite all members of the UO and Eugene/Springfield communities to submit creative and compelling proposals.

To support the inaugural University of Oregon Innovation Summit, President Michael H. Schill is encouraging the campus and greater Eugene/Springfield community to participate in the university’s Innovation week, October 24 – 29. President Schill has declared Friday, October 27 “UO Innovators’ Day.”

The University of Oregon and its Lundquist College of Business would like to thank Grant and Suanne Inman for their leadership gift to support the Innovation Summit. We would also like to thank Bob and Mary Ann Rode for their support of this interdisciplinary effort.

QuackTrackPitch Business Pitch Competition @ Hayward Field
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In partnership with TrackTown USA and as part of the UO Innovation Summit, we offer the world’s fastest collegiate pitch competition taking place on historic Hayward Field!

Got a business or nonprofit idea? Apply for one of 10 spots to pitch your idea for the chance to win up to $1000. The catch? You will pitch your idea while running a 400 meter lap around Hayward Field.

Individuals and teams (of up to 4) are eligible to compete in this fun event. For further info, including the brief application, go to