Momentix took a similar path as last year's winner to land $15,000 in Colorado College's Big Idea competition Thursday, and is hoping to use that cash to raise even more money this fall.The student-led startup secured $10,000 by finishing third in last year's competition and used that money for four rounds of building prototypes, testing and redesigning its wooden toy kits. The kits sell for $39.99 and include levers, balls, pulleys, wheels, ramps, hooks and supports that can be connected with existing toys to build "Rube Goldberg" chain-reaction devices for children ages 8-12.Chica Chocolate, which makes truffles infused with Chinese herbal remedies to ease women’s menstrual and hormone cycles, won the $25,000 first prize last year after winning $10,000 by finishing second in 2017. The company is now expanding in Boulder.Momentix Founders Alana Aamodt, who graduated from CC last year, and senior Anna Gilbertson plan to use the money for photography and video production to … [Read more...] about Toy startup wins Colorado College Big Idea competition
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Colorado College is expanding its 7-year-old "Big Idea" competition with a new workshop series designed to prepare students to move a business, nonprofit or social enterprise idea forward over several months.Four student teams will compete at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Cornerstone Arts Center for $25,000 in seed funding for their startups in the Big Idea's annual finals. This year's competition began in December with 15 teams. Many of them participated in an 11-day course to prepare. The four teams were chosen last month from 11 semifinalists.The contest previously awarded $50,000, but the program was restructured this year to involve more students, said organizer Dez Stone Menendez, who is Colorado College's director of innovation. Half of that money will be used to offer the Changemaker Workshop Series in partnership with Peak Startup, a local group that supports entrepreneurs."The Big Idea is in many ways a grad finale program that not every student has access to," Menendez said. "I … [Read more...] about Colorado College expands ‘Big Idea’ competition with workshop series
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Art & Design | His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Private text messages entered as evidence in a legal dispute raise new questions about whether the artist fully designed his final works. One of the last pieces of art credited to Robert Indiana was a sculpture spelling out the word BRAT, a tribute to bratwurst, commissioned by the owners of Johnsonville Sausage. Credit Credit Mary Louise Schumacher/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, via Associated Press Supported by ByGraham Bowley Jan. 18, 2019 In the days before the artist Robert Indiana died last May at 89, two of his close associates were brainstorming just what sort of art might be sold under the Indiana brand during his last years. Maybe people, they wondered, who had enjoyed Mr. Indiana’s iconic sculpture LOVE, with its jaunty, tilted O, would appreciate similar works also based on … [Read more...] about His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work?
Grace Panetta, provided by Published 11:40 am CST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent an unsolicited email to Slate legal reporter Mark Joseph Stern saying the Mueller probe is "by all accounts, wrapping up." The email was sent in response to a story written by Stern and Slate reporter Dahlia Lithwick. The article criticized Whitaker as "a historically awful attorney general." Marci defended her husband's previous prosecution of a gay lawmaker and his involvement in a firm shut down by the Federal Trade Commission, and she said he couldn't railroad the Mueller investigation. Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent an unsolicited email to Slate legal reporter Mark Joseph Stern, in which she defended many of her husband's actions and said the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is coming to an end. The email was sent in response … [Read more...] about Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s wife sent an email to a reporter claiming that the Mueller probe is ‘wrapping up’