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2017 Innovation Award Finalists:

Maggie Dering
DSST: Cole High School

Deb Harding
& Tara Hardman
STEM Launch K-8

Courtney Luce
The Fred Tjardes School
of Innovation

Requirements & Application Process

Applications for the 2018 Innovation Award will be ready in Summer 2018.

Future applicants should consider these questions when crafting your pitch:

  • What problem are you trying to solve?
  • How will your innovation/idea solve that problem?
  • Who will be impacted by this idea (students, school, district)?
  • How will you use the money to support your idea?

Process for Selecting a Winner:

  • Video pitches will be reviewed by a selection committee of education, business, and philanthropic leaders in Colorado. The committee will identify finalists for a live-pitching event in Denver.
  • You must be available to attend the live-pitching event, in person or virtually, to be eligible to win.
  • During the live-pitch, finalists will need to present their pitch to a panel of experts for Q&A and feedback. All pitches and feedback will be recorded by Colorado Succeeds.
  • Finalists will be selected, notified, and celebrated at The Succeeds Prize in Denver in fall 2018.
  • One winner will be awarded a cash prize at The Succeeds Prize.
  • Following the event, finalists and winners will be asked to participate in storytelling and a professional development campaign to highlight their work.

For questions and technical support, contact Matt Majeune-Fagan.

The Succeeds Prize

Recognizing Education Innovators and Impact Makers