Push for Entrepreneurship event to benefit Bridgeport schools

On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m., 35 sponsored volunteers will do as many push-ups as they can in two hours in the Oak Room of the John Barone Campus Center of Fairfield University to benefit Connecticut Invention Convention K-8 programs in Bridgeport schools. Registration is at 9 a.m.

The second annual “Push for Entrepreneurship” (PFE) event has attracted “pushers” from Connecticut, New York and Western Massachusetts, as young as 17 up to 68-years-old, to raise funds for CIC’s award-winning programs in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship in four Bridgeport schools, of the 240+ served in CT by CIC.

The PFE event was founded by Michael Carter, managing director of investment banking firm Carter, Morse & Mathias of Southport.

For more information, visit pushforentrepreneurship.com.

100% of the proceeds of the PFE event will be donated to the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) for supporting their award-winning inventing and entrepreneurship programs in K-8 schools in Bridgeport.

The following Bridgeport schools have registered with CIC for participation this year:

  • Park City Magnet School, 1526 Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport, CT 06606

  • Winthrop School, 85 Eckert St. Bridgeport, CT 06606

  • Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School, 4510 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06606

  • Multicultural Magnet School, 700 Palisade Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06610

Connecticut Invention Convention is a 34-year-old nonprofit organization which provides instruction in invention and entrepreneurship to more than 240 schools in over half the cities and towns, serving close to 15,000 young inventors every year. More than 50% of CIC’s young inventors are girls, and 26% are under-represented minorities, ctinventionconvention.org .