This award will help supercharge implementation of a current innovation, or provide the seed funding for a new idea or concept based on proven results and potential impact. Our goal is to fund the most innovative idea impacting public schools while also highlighting the exciting work happening across Colorado for other educators to learn from.
CHECK BACK IN EARLY 2019 FOR INFORMATION ON THE SUCCEEDS PRIZE 2019 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES.
Any person or group of people working in a public school or school district, including public charter and CMOs.
What are the Critical Components?
- What problem are you trying to solve?
- How will your innovation/idea solve that problem?
- How will you use the money to support your idea?
What is the Selection Process?
Coaching Workshops: Colorado Succeeds and mindSpark Learning are pleased to offer a summer coaching workshop for educators interested in practicing their pitch and refining their ideas with business leaders and other education innovators.
Application: Applicants are required to submit a 2-minute video pitch and 400-word written application addressing the critical components of the award.
Review & Finalist Selection: Video pitches will be reviewed by a selection committee of education, business, and philanthropic leaders in Colorado. The committee will identify 5 finalists for a live-pitching event in Denver.
Live Pitch: During the live-pitch, finalists will need to present their work to the selection committee in a shark-tank-style pitch as well as participate in several minutes of Q&A.
Live Reveal: The $15,000 prize winner will be announced at The Succeed Prize live reveal celebration (2019 date TBD). Finalists and winners will be asked to participate in storytelling and a professional development campaign to highlight their work throughout the year.
The Selection Committee supports the application review process, participates in the live pitch event, and determines winners in the Excellence in Education Innovation Award, Sponsored by Janus Henderson Investors.
Educator & Lead Researcher, University of Colorado – Denver
Principal, Charter School Growth Fund
Vice President of Finance & Business Execution, Danone
Colorado Site Director, Boeing
Senior Project Manager, Mortenson
Deputy Disruptor, Morgridge Family Foundation
Founder & Managing Director, Edovate Capital
Managing Partner, Hilltop Venture Partners
Manager of Community Relations, Janus Henderson Investors & Managing Director, Janus Henderson Foundation
Manager of Strategic Community Development, Climax Molybdenum
President, iiColorado, Innovators International
Senior Director of Global Human Resources, Molson Coors
Investment Associate, Innovative Schools, Charter School Growth Fund
Head of Investment Systems & Application Development – United States, Janus Henderson Investors
President, Metal Trading Corp.
Senior Vice President, DaVita
Vice President of Sales, Cigna
Senior Manager of Community Benefit & Relations, Kaiser Permanente
2017 Innovation Award Finalists
DSST: Cole High School
& Tara Hardman
STEM Launch K-8
The Fred Tjardes School