Golden Bear Innovation Jam

Unlock Your Innovation Potential at the Golden Bear Innovation Jam – Register Now!

This year’s Golden Bear Innovation Jam (GBIJ) will include industry solutions from all disciplines and will feature rapid prototype and pitch contests with case prizes.

New to innovation?

GBIJ is designed to help you unlock your innovation potential and develop skills essential to innovating.

Do you already have an idea for an innovation?

GBIJ is designed to help you work through the key components of a good early-stage idea, collaborate with others, and get feedback on your idea.

Saturday starts with brainstorming on individual product/service ideas and ends with a final prototype and pitch for the team’s innovation. Experienced innovators and entrepreneurs will help guide you through the prototyping and final pitch.

This resume-building opportunity is open to all students of all disciplines.


October 14, 2023, University Commons, Rooms 411/412

Idea Generation and Team Selection 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch/Networking 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Idea Development: Prototyping/Pitch Development 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pitch and Prototype Presentation/Feedback/Awards 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration Due by October 8 at Midnight

Register Now!
Find out more by contacting:
Mary Schoonmaker, Western New England University at
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