A Special Congratulations to Raffleboss for 1st Prize! 

Learn more about Professor Tim Kelley at: 

Check out the new rules and dates for the Canyon Challenge 2016-17: 

1.All Entrepreneurs must compete at Shark Tank to win a shot at the Canyon Challenge Semi Finals

2.Shark Tank Schedule: Every three weeks at 5pm starting

1.Tuesday September 13th, 2016

2.October 4th, 2016

3.October 25th, 2016

4.November 15th, 2016

5.December 6th, 2016

6.January 24th, 2017

7.February 14th, 2017

8.March 7th, 2017

9.March 28th, 2017

  1. April 4th, 2017

April 12th will be the next Canyon  Challenge. 

Congratulations to the 2016 Canyon Challenge Top 5!!!

  • Narratus
  • Near
  • Own Wood
  • Raffle Boss
  • TailSpace 

Come Vote for your Favorite at the Grand Pitch Event April 13th in the Arena at 5:30!  

2016 Canyon Challenge Live Feed Link:


2016 Canyon Challenge  $15,000+ awarded last year.

Ways to get involved:

  1. Pitch your idea at our monthly GCU Angel Shark Tank
  2. Work with other entrepreneurs to help them develop their businesses.
  3. Join Real Canyon Angel Investors research teams and help Real Investors decide where to put their money! 
    1. Weekly meetings required Wed 11am room 57-125 

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

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Internships with Entrepreneurs: Seed Spot

Each Friday the seed spot office on Thomas and Central (7th floor) has "Venture Friday with presentations from 12 of their exciting new Entrepreneurs that you might be able to work with.  All are welcome but there are limted spots so you must RSVP with

The New IDEA LAB is Open! 57-125

makerbot z18.pngWe now have a large 3D printer from Makerbot, If you have an idea that you want to create this is your chance to submit your idea. All students, faculty and staff are invited to test their creativity and innovation skills. You can download free software to create your own design at . Once your deisgn is ready then submit the file/image to with a description and why you want to build it and IDEA will select those ideas with the most community impact based on availablity. (printing is not fast and is best for prototypes, not mass production).

We want to help you make your purpose real!  Come be a part of the New GCU Maker Space Movement!

Come see the nerds and geeks in action!


Faculty Sponsors:
  1. Timothy Kelley
  2. Paul Waterman
  3. Jon Ruybalid Esq. 
Club Leadership:          
  1. Lemmy Gitahi (President)
  2. Catherine Xiong VP
  3. Jacquiline Briseno - Director of Marketing
  4. James Gaston - Director of Engineering Projects                                           

Membership - Click HERE

Become a member:

Kyle Zirkus


Jeff Zink


Stephanie Somplack Zink


Daniel Zimmermann


Darci Zickuhr

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Aeron Zentner


Greg Zeitlin

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All are welcome to share their ideas here in this forum. Build an audience- come to Shark Tank and Pitch at the Canyon Challenge.
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Kathryn Pawley Steiner, MBA
3 months ago
Congratulations and good luck to all the companies!
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sonya hernandez
5 months ago
It's great to see some thought put into a dynamic that we use so regularly with out really realizing it. Personally I do a lot of shopping not necessarily for vanity but in general. It would be great to have an app that could just store all of this…
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Eddie Ortiz
5 months ago
What Starbucks and other companies are beginning to do in my estimation is unacceptable. If the only reason why they are in business is because of us. The customers.
Thats why I feel we need to build support for Bundling Rewards. Bundling Rewards…
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Eddie Ortiz
5 months ago
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Monday announced changes to its loyalty program that will mean some customers will have to spend more money at the coffee chain just to earn free food and drinks.
Under Starbucks'…
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Brandon Ornelas
5 months ago
Hello Phil, 
Thanks for your feedback! The reason why profit projections rose was because of our store. I'll show you how I got the numbers. 
We will still be selling our freeze pops at 10 events per week. Same as 2016, having an annual revenue of…
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Phil Dawd
5 months ago
Very cool! Just keep an eye on that crashing issue. Maybe it is specific to new users or was just a phase. Keep working hard!
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Riley Robertson
5 months ago
Hey Phil,
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah we just released a couple months ago and are working hard towards marketing in these next few months. For the most part we have great reviews and our developer has no issue with crashing on the backend so I'm…
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Phil Dawd
5 months ago
Great to see a good-will oriented idea in the competition! A large task to take on but I respect this greatly!
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Phil Dawd
5 months ago
As someone who grew up riding this would be a dream come true! A refreshing idea! Capital amount may be a tad difficult to acquire but this is still great to see!
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Phil Dawd
5 months ago
Sounds like you guys are very well connected, congrats on that! Though I looked up your app on the appstore and saw some reviews that were not in your favor. Have you fixed the problem of "crashing"? I also noticed a gap in your current users to the…

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