Innovation Week

Sept. 10-17, 2021

Innovation Week

September 10 – September 17, 2021

Event Overview

Join us for activities, programing & networking all week, starting September 10, 2021. We’ll kick off with Techstars Startup Weekend and continue with programming throughout the week.  Expand your innovation and entrepreneurial skills and collaborate with our community in programming designed to foster access for all. 

Check back often as we will be updating this site regularly with more details of the below events!


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Techstars Startup Weekend

Friday, September 10, 6:00 PM– Sunday, September 12, 7:00 PM A creative and collaborative three-day educational event where anyone can develop and pitch new startup ideas.

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Coworking & Business Showcase

Monday, September 13, 4:30 – 7:00 PM A business showcase bringing awareness to the people & companies working in our region.

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Spotlight on Students

Tuesday, September 14, 4:30 – 7:00 PM Showcasing our Gig-Hub consultants and student curated art!

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Infinite Possibilities

Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 – 8:30 PM The Hurt Hub is taking a field trip to Joe Gibbs Racing to learn how the U.S. Army & race industry might invent the next generation of combat vehicles. This event is hosted by our partner, Launch LKN.

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Space Jamming: A Design Thinking Workshop

Wednesday, September 15, 8:00 – 9:30 AM In this introductory workshop, participants will experience a new way to creatively problem solve with a process known as Design Thinking!

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Inclusive Innovation: A Storytelling Event

Wednesday, September 15, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Storytellers share their unique experiences with the relationship between inclusion and innovation.

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Build to think: Exploring Davidson's Makerspace

Wednesday, September 15, 2:30pm & 3:00pm The Hurt Hub has partnered with the Technology and Innovation office for a tour of Studio M. Observe a rapid prototyping demonstration as we explore Davidson's makerspace.

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Technology & Innovation: Skill building with Adobe Illustrator

Wednesday, September 15, 4:00 – 5:15 PM Learn how to use the Adobe Illustrator tool to tell your story in an innovative way.

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Community Celebration

Friday, September 17, 4:00 – 8:00 PM Celebrate the great accomplishments of the week in this fun event featuring local businesses, food & products!


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