Oct
24
Thu
Things that Suck: Creative Ideation @ Innovation Factory in the UC Tickets
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Things that Suck: Creative Ideation @ Innovation Factory in the UC

A big ol’ rant fest to discuss things that simply suck or are broken and need to be fixed ASAP. At this informal ideation session we’ll bitch and moan and then translate our frustrations into solutions for the problems that bug you the most.

From design fails to climate change, bring your anger and with a little ambition, we’ll come up with solutions that could make life easier for everyone! See you there, doors at 4 p.m. at the Innovation Factory on the second floor of the UC above the Bookstore.

Oct
25
Fri
Founder Friday: Submittable’s Michael FitzGerald @ University Center, Innovation Factory, Room 250 Tickets
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm
Founder Friday: Submittable's Michael FitzGerald @ University Center, Innovation Factory, Room 250

Come talk with the Michael FitzGerald, founder of one of Missoula’s most successful tech companies Submittable. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from and chat with an industry leader, ask questions, and learn about how Michael grew Submittable into the company it is today.

Nov
1
Fri
Science and Technology Community of Excellence Launch @ ALi Audiorium, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education Tickets
Nov 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Science and Technology Community of Excellence Launch @ ALi Audiorium, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

UM’s Communities of Excellence (CoEx) are transdisciplinary areas of research, creative scholarship, teaching, study, and community partnerships that allow for elasticity across degree paths and scholarly collaborations. The Science and Technology CoEx will explore opportunities for collaborative work to engage faculty, students, and the broader community. We value diverse input as the CoEx develops.

Nov
6
Wed
How to be an Effective Team: Your True Colors @ Innovation Factory - Second floor of the UC above the library Tickets
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm
How to be an Effective Team: Your True Colors @ Innovation Factory - Second floor of the UC above the library

This lecture will teach students how to recognize the traits of their fellow team members, and how to work together cohesively in light of those traits. Snacks and plastic-free water will be provided. Doors open at 3:50 at the Innovation Factory on the second floor of the UC above the Bookstore. See you there!

Nov
8
Fri
Founder Friday: Benjamin Ferencz from FairEnds @ Innovation Factory , Second Floor of the UC Tickets
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm
Founder Friday: Benjamin Ferencz from FairEnds @ Innovation Factory , Second Floor of the UC

Come meet with Benjamin Ferencz, the founder of FairEnds a sustainable hat and clothing company. This is an incredible opportunity to engage with the founder of a local business that has gone global with its products in under 10 years. We will be meeting in the Innovation Factory on the second floor of the UC at 3 p.m.

FairEnds was born in 2011 out of simplicity, with no logos, no eccentricities and no preciousness. Ben and Martin wanted to make a line of colorful hats that were both urban and western, a nod to their cross-country locations. Instead of “limited-edition” and “exclusive”, they wanted “something for everyone.”

FairEnds hats are made in California and can now be found at stores around the world. And keep an eye out for the FairEnds empire to keep expanding, with new product launches and collaborations planned.