UM Entrepreneurship Club, SpectrUM Host ‘Design, Build, Sell!’

April 06, 2015

MISSOULA ‒ Aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to the University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, for “Design, Build, Sell!” The event is co-sponsored by the UM Entrepreneurship Club and is free with museum admission.

Entrepreneurship Club members will lead hands-on activities designed to inspire kids to think about how to turn their creative ideas into a business plan. Participants will identify a problem, then offer a solution by making a mock-up or drawing using craft supplies. Members of the UM Entrepreneurship Club and spectrUM will provide guidance on how to market, sell or further develop ideas.

“A collaboration with spectrUM provides great opportunity for E-Club members to give back to children in the community by sharing things they are excited about, and show children they, too, can share something they love with others,” said the Entrepreneur Club’s John Gibson.

The UM Entrepreneurship Club is a student-led effort that uses lectures and hands-on workshops by successful entrepreneurs to spur entrepreneurial inspiration in the community.

Inspiring a culture of learning and discovery for all, spectrUM Discovery Area is an interactive science center located in the heart of downtown Missoula. SpectrUM serves more than 50,000 Montanans annually through in-museum and mobile programs.

SpectrUM’s sponsors and partners include the Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, the Jane S. Heman Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program, NISE Network, the Noyce Foundation, the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, SciGirls and the Western Montana Area Health Education Center. SpectrUM’s Science for All Scholarship Fund has given the gift of science to more than 10,000 Montana children.

The public can visit spectrUM’s museum at 218 E. Front St. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $3.50 per person.

For more information call Nicholos Wethington, spectrUM museum coordinator, at 406-728-7836 or email 

Contact: Nicholos Wethington, spectrUM museum coordinator, 406-728-7836,