Project Dream - January 6- February 14, 2014
Project Dream is a contest to encourage and assist aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses pitch their business ideas for a chance to win cash and service assistance to see their business idea become a reality. CETES is a contest host to Dream Big Oklahoma the statewide competition that connects entrepreneurs and their supporters with economic development organizations. Contestants can win $5,000-$10,000 at the regional level and advance to a statewide pitch off to win additional cash awards.
How it works: Dream something big. Enter the on-line contest starting January 6 - February 14, 2014. Share your dream with others. Pile up votes and impress judges. Details and contest rules can be found at www.dreambigoklahoma.com click on Project Dream.
Global Game Jam - January 24-26, 2014
Join CETES in a weekend of collaboration and creativity in the world’s largest game jam event. CETES is a local host site to Global Game Jam held on January 24-26, 2014.
Participants will create digital, card or board games over a 48-hour period in teams formed at the Jam. From pitching an idea to a playable game uploaded on Sunday, it’s a great opportunity to network, develop skills, and finish a product over a weekend. After uploading games to the Global Game Jam website, participants showcase their creations to other attendees and members of the public.
Creating an account:
1. Visit http://globalgamejam.org and click "Participate in a jam".
2. Sign up by selecting either "Facebook" or "Register using your email".
3. Enter your authentication information and select "Continue".
4. Complete your profile. This will be publicly viewable. Select "Continue" when finished.
5. Complete the demographic information and select "Finish" when done.
6. You should receive a message that your registration is now successful. Click "Save".
Joining the site:
1. Visit http://globalgamejam.org/2014/jam-sites/lawton-area-ggj
and click "Join This Jam Site" or locate the site using steps 2-4 below.
2. From the main Global Game Jam page, select "Participate in a jam".
3. Type in "Lawton" for City/Metro and select "Find".
4. Select the "Lawton-Area GGJ" site. Select "Join This Jam Site".
5. You'll be asked to confirm joining the location. Select "Yes, I want to join"
For more info and details visit: www.globalgamejam.org
CETES is the ideal place in South West Oklahoma to incubate your business ideas, start and grow your business.
Cameron University's Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) offers entrepreneurs and startup businesses state of the art office space in its business incubator, and a host of business services to support their success and growth. CETES also offers wide ranging services including their Growth Strategies Model to offsite businesses that are not in the incubator.
CETES is Cameron University's consolidated economic development venture and a powerful force for economic development in Southwest Oklahoma. It is a manifestation of Cameron's core values, which include providing leadership in our community and region by stimulating economic development, and by forming partnership and collaborative relationships with other organizations and businesses.