EngenuitySC Announces Speakers for November 14, 2012 Ignite! Celebration
Columbia, S.C. (October 23, 2012) EngenuitySC announced its speakers for Ignite! 2012, an annual celebration of the Midlands' knowledge economy. The event will be held in the Frank McGuire Arena at the Carolina Coliseum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on November 14, 2012. Because the 2011 event sold out one week in advance, guests are encouraged to purchase advance tickets: http://www.engenuity.com/ignite
The speakers for Ignite! 2012 are as follows:
- Jill Davis, Vice President of Corporate Planning & Strategic Services for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
- Ben Rex, CEO, Cyberwoven
- Dr. MVS “Chandra” Chandrashekhar, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, USC College of Engineering & Computing
- Brendan Lee and Chris Thibault, Co-founders, 52Apps
- Preach Jacobs, Cola-Con Organizer, Musician, Photographer, and Journalist
- Michael T. Roth, Former USC College World Series Champion Pitcher, Minor League Baseball Player for the Los Angeles Angels, and Founder of Michael T. Roth Enterprises
In addition to short keynote presentations by these innovators, Ignite! ticketholders will enjoy an open bar and a networking cocktail hour featuring performances by Alternacirque, as well as a full array of heavy hors d'oeuvres by high-quality local chefs, banquet seating, and a high-energy audience voting session to determine the winner of the Ignite! Ideas Contest. There will be a free after party at Social Bar & Lounge from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tickets for Ignite! 2012 are $45 for a seat at a table. To reserve an entire table of eight seats, sponsorships are available. Student group tickets are also available for area college students for a reduced price. Tickets can be bought at www.engenuitysc.com/ignite/i-want-a-ticket.
This annual, signature event brings together new media, technology and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to celebrate the growth of the Midlands' knowledge economy. Hosts include Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides, both Executive Committee Co-Chairs at EngenuitySC.
Ignite! 2012 Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/422830054430952
Ignite! 2012 Video with EngenuitySC Co-Chairs - Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin and USC President Harris Pastides: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CYMCSIJ01A&list=UU9rfWTanl-HdilwxP468-wQ&feature=plcp
Headquartered in Columbia, EngenuitySC is a public/private partnership formed to develop and grow the South Carolina Midlands’ knowledge-based economy by fostering an environment where entrepreneurship, innovation, and the creation of knowledge are fundamental elements of the region’s culture, identity, and economic development strategy. Through collaboration with business, government, and higher education, EngenuitySC leads initiatives that support research development, promote commercialization, and leverage the region’s assets. For more information, visit http://www.engenuitysc.com.