Innovation at the Alamo Colleges District
The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation has a
mission to foster innovation and entrepreneurship among students, staff, and
faculty throughout the Alamo Colleges District by providing education,
experiences, resources, and support.
The DEI engages this mission through three separate programs
targeted at creating a culture of innovation at the Alamo Colleges District.
- The Learning Company – a collaboration between
local business leaders and the Alamo Colleges District to train the next
generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.
- Innovation Challenge Launch – multidisciplinary
cross-college teams compete to solve high-priority problems identified by college
leadership. Teams are trained in a mini-boot camp focused on ideation,
business model canvas, and human centered design.
- Innovation Breakthroughs –employees
take ownership of their suggestions and turn them into a full-blown action plan
with assistance from the innovation team.