2015 Canyon Challenge - Business Plan Competition:
 Check out this great article about our finalists!     Live Streaming March 24th 1:30pm 

Everybody is welcome to come see our Entrepreneurs Pitch in the Arena and you get a vote!  How would you be an Angel Shark?

Congratulations to the Final 5 (in no particular order)

  • Eddie Bear / Saunders
  • Epifinder / Patel
  • Smart Business / Denboer
  • Prayer Package / Black
  • Joblyt / Scruggs

We highly encourage each finalist to present at the next GCU Shark Tank on Thursday March 12 at 5pm in the College of Nursing Lecture Hall. We will also be creating short back story promo videos of each finalist and will need each of you to schedule with Lemmy Gitahi for that video shoot within the next week! 480-842-1540

Please contact Tim Kelley with any questions or comments you might have about the logistics for presenting on the 24th of March at 1:30 in the Arena. The five finalists will also be invited to a private luncheon with all of the judges in the ARC at 12:00 noon prior to the event.

The scoring was tight and all of the 10 finalists were very well done and a special congratulation is owed to all of the participants. If you were not chosen as a finalist it does not mean that your business will not be successful or can’t work. GCU IDEA is here to help you refine your idea and better your chances for success.

A special thanks to our judges, Dean Gibb and the IDEA team for all of their hard work. None of this would be possible without them!

Live Long and Prosper! (In honor of the late Spock)

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 IDEA LAB is Open! 

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 on Campus in CAS 6-241 (we are in the glass meeting room overlooking the main walkway. 


Faculty Sponsors:
  1. Timothy Kelley
Club Leadership:          
  1. Lemmy Gitahi (President)
  2. Joshua Rash VP
  3. Kendall Argust
  4. Jacquiline Briseno - Digital Media                                               

Membership - Click HERE

Become a member:
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Kyle Zirkus

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Jeff Zink

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Stephanie Somplack Zink

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Daniel Zimmermann

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Darci Zickuhr

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Aeron Zentner

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Greg Zeitlin

Live Streaming of the Event on Youtube!! March 24th 1:30pm

Everybody will be able to Stream the Canyon Challenge Business Plan Competition at the GCU You Tube Channel:
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the website for Xeus Boards LLC can now be found at
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GCU Shark Tank Tomorrow (Thursday) March 12th in the College of Nursing Lecture Hall at 5pm!  The 5 finalists will make their pitches in a dry run for the Canyon Challenge. 
Don't forget about the Canyon challenge on March 24th at the Arena from…
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Shanti Wallace
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Victoria Saunders
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See my prezi-tation at this link!
Hope you Enjoy! 
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Victoria Saunders
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Im sorry if you have trouble copying and pasting! Here is the link again!
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Timothy Kelley
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Kaaren, We absolutely want to live stream these events and at the least record them all for everyone to view. 
Thank you,
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kaaren nelson
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After the Canyon Challenge it has been great to learn more about this club.  Where can we find videos of these talks as we online club members would love to participate even though virtually.  Great members, wonderful student leadership!
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Cleautrice Smith
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I just recently found the IDEA Club and I am so excited about it! I am already making plans to participate next year. If time goes by as fast as it has this last year, it will be that time in no time at all. Looking forward to the outcome of it…

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