Ideas Week Corpus Christi

May 11-15, 2015

Ideas Week is five days (May 11-15, 2015) of events & programming hosted by Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend from lunch to evening that will highlight the new, innovative, creative, and amazing aspects of our great city. 

Ideas Week programming is mostly free. Only one event has an admission fee and will be a fundraiser for the YBP to continue these community projects.

Sponsors of Ideas Week Corpus Christi include American Bank, Kleberg Bank, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Monday, May 11, 2015

Breaking News Tour: KIII Studios

11:30 AM @ KIII Studios (5002 S. Padre Island Dr.)

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of K-III studios and hear about local broadcasting.
Free Lunch                                                                 

Exhibit Time: Texas State Aquarium

7:00 PM @ Texas State Aquarium (2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Hear from the Texas State Aquarium about the adverse reactions of medication given to animals.

Cash Bar

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

S.E.A. Downtown Lunch & Learn

11:30 AM – 1PM @ Brewster’s Street Ice House (1724 N. Tancahua St.)

Learn what is happening and what to expect from downtown area and the S.E.A. District from Jim Kunau & Terry Sweeney.
Free Lunch

Wine Tasting 101

7:00 PM @ Vino Mio Social Club (4102 South Staples St.)

From reds to white, come get a crash course on wine from Vino Mio experts. 
Free Admission 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Port Corpus Christi: Energizing Commerce Lunch & Learn

12PM @ Waterstreet Seafood Co. – Port Corpus Christi Board Room

Learn about the history and future of Port Corpus Christi from Port Commissioner Judy Hawley.
Free Lunch

 “Seas” the Day: Sailboat Racing  

5:15 PM @ Corpus Christi Yacht Club (98 Coopers Alley - Swimming Pool)

Join the crews at the Corpus Christi Yacht Club for racing on the water. Community members are invited to join the boat crews, but spots are limited so please rsvp to
Free Admission

Thursday, May 14, 2015

South Coast Angel Investor Network: Investing in Innovation

11:30 AM @ Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (10201 South Padre Island Drive)

Learn about how to the South Coast Angel Investor network was started and how it affects entrepreneurs in the Coastal Bend from Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center Director Bill Cone.
Free Lunch

It’s a Jungle Out There: Speed Networking

6-7:30 PM @ Hester’s in Lamar Park (1714 S. Alameda St.)

Cost: $20 Per Person – Tickets available online here (RSVP required for entry)

Let us help you navigate the networking jungle in Corpus Christi in a fun and exciting way. Attendees will meet with local entrepreneurs, marketers, and business owners an all out networking extravaganza. Bring more than a handful of business cards to this limited seating engagement and come prepared to talk about your business in 2 minutes or less...

Friday, May 15, 2015

Young Leader Summit Sponsored by American Bank

11:30AM - 1:15 @ American Bank Center (1901 N. Shoreline)

Mix and mingle with both young and established leaders in the community at this luncheon sponsored by American Bank

Free Lunch

Ride-In Theater Features: Forrest Gump

7:30PM @ Watergardens (N. Shoreline Blvd.)

Young Business Professionals partners with Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater to host an outdoor movie showing at the Corpus Christi Water Gardens. Enjoy the classic running film, Forrest Gump the evening before Beach to Bay Relay Marathon.
Free Admission

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