Spring 2020 Calendar

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Join us for our HyperX Co-Innovation Lab offering students, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts the opportunity to work on real-world problems.

Throughout the semester, make sure to check in and see what other events we may add including learning events, hackathons, mini competitions (team or individual), challenges, and industry projects. Send an email to hyperxmadison@gmail.com to be added to our list for  announcements.


Spring 2020 Student Event Schedule

Date

January 24, 2020

Description

Final date for companies to nominate projects

January 27, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Student Info Session and Pizza Social
Learn more about Hyper Innovation and opportunities for hands-on learning solving real-world problems and entrepreneurial opportunities you could be a part of. While focused on technology, we invite students from all majors including engineering, computer science, business, communications, art and design, physics, anthropology and more. 

February 3, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Student Kick Off Event
Coming to this session does NOT commit you to anything. You are welcome to just check it all out. We also can’t guarantee participation on specific projects but you will certainly be considered!

Come to this session with your ideas to discuss,  meet potential team members, and learn about industry projects or entrepreneurial opportunities in the Lab.  We will also talk about frameworks for the Lab, expectations, and the presentations that you will be giving at the end of the semester.

After the kickoff, selected teams are expected to meet weekly to hear what others are working on, network, and work on projects.

February 10, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Open Work Session
Lab Directors and mentors will hold office hours for consultation during open work sessions. These sessions are for teams to hear what others are working on, network, and work on projects. 

February 17, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Open Work Session

February 24, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Open Work Session

March 2, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Mid-Point Check in and Troubleshooting
This session will be an opportunity for peer feedback and working through issues or areas of concern.

March 9, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Open Work Session

March 16, 2020 Spring Break

No meeting.

March 23, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Virtual Work Session

Optional opportunity to connect remotely with the HyperX team for mentorship on projects and planning for the virtual showcase.

Please contact us at our email to set up a meeting: hyperxmadison@gmail.com

March 30, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Virtual Work Session and Dry Run Prep Week
This session will be an opportunity to prepare for the Dry Run on April 6 including developing posters, running tests, or preparing demos.

April 6, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Dry Run and Troubleshooting Week
This session will offer the opportunity for practicing brief presentations and getting feedback from peers.

April 27, 2020 6-7:30pm

Industry Internal Presentations and Setup for Showcase Week
One-to-one presentations to industry partners and project sponsors. Also, if your team has been selected to present at the Hyper Innovation Summit, we will be setting up for the Mini-Expo and presentations.

April 28, 2020 4:30-8:00pm

Industry Event and Showcase LIVE and VIRTUAL
Teams have the option to participate in a Demo Night to showcase their work to a virtual audience.
>Learn more and RSVP for the Showcase Evening Event

RSVP for Student Info Session and Pizza Social on January 27, 2020 6:00-7:30

Info Session

Learn more about Hyper Innovation and opportunities for hands-on experience, projects, and support for early stage entrepreneurial ideas you could potentially be a part of. We invite students from all majors including engineering, computer science, business, communications, art and design, physics, anthropology and more. And, yes, there will be pizza.

While this is a student event, faculty, staff, and interested company reps are welcome to attend.

RSVP for this free event so we know how much food to have on hand!

Email questions:
hyperxmadison@gmail.com

Details:
1/27/20 6:00-7:30
Student Info Session and Pizza Social
Union South

Max Schauff Presents LineLeap Successes at Hyper Innovation Executive Summit

shauffMax Schauff, a junior studying biological and machinery systems engineering, presented the successes of his company at the Hyper Innovation Executive Summit.

LineLeap allows users (lineleap.com) to bypass big crowds waiting to enter popular nightclubs—akin to the “fastpass” made popular at Disney parks. The applications of mobile to solve customer problems became a part of the small group breakout discussions for the audience.

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Blockchain: Alive or Dying?

TechCrunch explores the two arcs of opinions surrounding blockchain—the hackers and engineers who are ready to devote their life’s work to the technology, and the investors and financiers who are starting to lose faith. Looking at the history of other modern technological advances, blockchain’s explosive impact and growth is far from over.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/21/blockchain-valley-of-despair/

Although investors are skeptical due to crytocurrency’s questioning sustainability in the market and its wavering value, corporations such as UNICEF and Starbucks are encouraged by the emerging technology and have begun to seek out ways to apply it to their existing business models.

“Global philanthropic organization UNICEF is actively seeking individuals to develop their own blockchain network. Interest from such a recognizable and respectable organization is sure to further legitimize the rapidly growing technology and this may prove to be a fantastic opportunity to individuals looking to break into this field.” (Lucas DeRuyter)

http://unicefstories.org/innovationfundblockchain/http://unicefstories.org/innovationfundblockchain/

“Coffee giant Starbucks is looking into utilizing Blockchain software in their purchasing app. This endeavor could make the service far more secure and allow for more meticulous transaction records.” (Lucas DeRuyter)

https://www.coindesk.com/starbuckscoin-exec-says-coffee-seller-will-probably-use-blockchain/

 

Is the Midwest the Next Silicon Valley?

 

As Silicon Valley saturates, this New York Times article outlines the allure of the Midwest to venture capitalists and influencers in the tech sector.

In addition, this article offers an examination of, and a possible explanation of why the Midwest is seeing such considerable growth in venture capital activity.

https://www.americaninno.com/minne/from-the-community-minne/three-reasons-why-midwest-vc-activity-is-on-the-rise/

What do you think his means for the Midwest, for innovative hubs like Madison, WI?

March 5 Kickoff Event

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We have kicked off the Spring 2018 Lab but there may still be opportunities to participate in short-term projects and certainly will be for our Fall 2018 Lab. Fill out this Request an Invitation to Participate Form to start the discussion.

Kick Off Meeting at 100State – 316 W. Washington, Suite 675 (location info)
ome to this session with your ideas to explore,  meet potential team members, and learn about industry projects in the Lab or opportunities for entrepreneurs.

We will also talk about frameworks for the Lab, expectations, and the presentations that you will be giving at the end of the semester. Some participants will be invited to present at a showcase at our Executive Disruption Summit on May 2.

After the kickoff, teams selected to participate are expected to meet weekly to hear what others are working on, network, and work on projects.

If you missed the info session on February 26, review this PDF of the student overview.

Let us know if you have questions: hyperxmadison@gmail.com

HyperX Student Info Session on 2/26

2/26/18 6:00-7:30
Student Info Session and Pizza Social at Union South
Learn more about Hyper Innovation and opportunities for hands-on experience, projects, and entrepreneurial support you could potentially be a part of. We invite students from all majors including engineering, computer science, business, communications, art and design, physics, anthropology and more. And, yes, there will be pizza.

While this is a student event, faculty, staff, and interested company reps are welcome to attend.

Meet Blockchain Lab Director, Jeff Glazer

 

Jeff Glazer, Blockchain Lab Director

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Jeff is a Univeristy of Wisconsin faculty member who is a Blockchain enthusiast and works in the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic supervising startup businesses. Jeff is unique in that he was a software developer before he became a lawyer. He began his career as a web application and software developer; he developed some of the first corporate intranets and internet-enabled business processes. Since then he has also worked in private practice and started two companies.

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About the Blockchain Lab

Labs are programs geared toward more rapid, active learning through unique frameworks while working on real world business problems. We call this an essential tool for future-proofing both companies and individuals.

The Hyper Innovation Blockchain Lab is designed for faster learning, distilling the noise, and identifying real value in this new Wild West. The Blockchain Lab’s plan for 2018 includes foundational industry learning for enterprise architects and developers and running events that bring universities, startups and corporates together in unique collaborative  experiential learning environments.

In 2018, the Blockchain Lab includes bootcamps for hands-on learning, open hackathons, Flipped Classroom events, mentor/reverse-mentor opportunities in our Blockchain Sandbox, structured startup interactions, and potentially developing use cases.

Cap Times Article Featuring Blockchain Lab and Cryptocurrency Incubator

Jason Tham, crypto investor and incubator director, and Sandra Bradley, Hyper Innovation Director, in front, hope to make the co-working space at 100state Ground Zero for the local cryptocurrency and blockchain community. Also pictured are UW-Madison students Sean Rice, left, and Eli Krenzke, who work on multiple projects in our blockchain incubator space.  Read more in this Cap Times

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Sandra Bradley Featured in Book Highlighting Women in Technology Leaders

iowA full chapter in the book The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change which focuses on innovation and change in education, features Sandra Bradley and experiential learning programs she developed while working in UW-Madison’s IoT Lab.

Sandra founded some of the ideas for Hyper Innovation, the company she now leads, on the university programs as well as on decades of experience in academic and professional learning environments. She strongly believes in the value of collaboration and experiential learning while delivering real value to accelerate and  enhance learning outcomes.

Future of Transportation and Real-world AV Testing

We are working to bring UW-Madison, the Wisconsin AV Proving grounds and industry partners to run real-world experiments with autonomous vehicles in the Hyper Innovations Future of Transportation Lab. The AV Proving Grounds includes part of Observatory Drive which could be one of the first places to begin testing.

Navya came to campus recently to demo one of their vehicles. Read more about some of the things that are happening in Wisconsin that you could be part of and stay tuned for details on how to get involved.

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