Event Overview

Innovation Week: Watt Makes you Come Alive begins Monday, September 12th -17th!  Join us for an entire week of events, curiosity pop-up booths, programming & opportunities designed to help you explore “watt” innovation and entrepreneurship means to you.  We’ll kick off  the week by discovering “Watt you are Curious About?” and continue with some awesome opportunities to help ignite those ideas, ending the week with a power surge community block party to celebrate a successful week full of innovating.  

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our current sponsors Dualboot, NC Idea, The Town of Davidson and Wells Fargo for helping to make this week-long event come alive!

Support the continued growth of new and current businesses in our community and the curiosity that ignites the light to explore innovation and entrepreneurship for ALL, by becoming an event sponsor. 

Click here to review the Innovation Week sponsorship packages and contact Zee Holmes to sponsor now!

Events

Deliberation Facilitator Training

Sunday, September 11, 1:30 – 5:30 PM The Deliberative Citizenship Initiative is excited to host a Deliberation Facilitator Training open to all Davidson students, faculty, and staff, as well as to members of the wider community. This 8-hour training, spread across two days, will equip participants with skills and knowledge to improve their ability to facilitate difficult discussions about political and social issues among people who may have different backgrounds, values, and perspectives.

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Curiosity Pop-Up Booth: Sip & Share

Wednesday, September 14, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Sip & Shares are part of The Hurt Hub's commitment to a year-long listening tour to understand and digitally capture what sparks people’s curiosity in the town of Davidson.

Hub Club Lunch

Wednesday, September 14, 12 – 1:00 PM Join as we hear from Kelly Weaver, Program Coordinator, about the Gig Hub program! She will cover all aspects of this unique program, including how to secure students for project based work and micro-internships, as well as potential grant funding to cover the costs of student employees.

Innovatively Designing Downtown Davidson

Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Join us to help us design downtown Davidson at the Hurt Hub in room 303!

Exercises in ideation: A panel workshop

Thursday, September 15, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM At this Innovation Week event, we’ll hear from three individuals from different industries who will share how they generate ideas for their unique work or passions. Advanced registration is required. Lunch provided.

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Curiosity Pop-up booth: Sip&Share

Thursday, September 15, 1:00 – 1:30 PM Sip & Shares are part of The Hurt Hub's commitment to a year-long listening tour to understand and digitally capture what sparks people’s curiosity in the town of Davidson.

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Power Surge Block Party

Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Celebrate the great accomplishments of the week in this fun event featuring local businesses, food & products!

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Curiosity Pop-up booth: Sip & Share

Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sip & Shares are part of The Hurt Hub's commitment to a year-long listening tour to understand and digitally capture what sparks people’s curiosity in the town of Davidson.

Deliberation Facilitator Training

Saturday, September 17, 1:30 – 5:30 PM The Deliberative Citizenship Initiative is excited to host a Deliberation Facilitator Training open to all Davidson students, faculty, and staff, as well as to members of the wider community. This 8-hour training, spread across two days, will equip participants with skills and knowledge to improve their ability to facilitate difficult discussions about political and social issues among people who may have different backgrounds, values, and perspectives.

PARTNERS

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