EngenuitySC Ignite!

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Columbia is on the path to becoming a next generation city and is becoming a famously hot destination for innovation, technology, arts, talent, and entrepreneurship. Who is driving this change and what role do they play in Columbia’s vision for a knowledge-based economy?

One evening with ten speakers who have 6 minutes each to create a high energy, visual experience that will inspire you to get involved. Join us at EngenuitySC IgNITE! to meet some of our region’s catalysts.

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EngenuitySC Ignite!

  1. 1. EngenuitySC Ig nite! Wednesday, October 28 th 5:30-8pm ● 701 Whaley
  2. 4. Fostering Knowledge Creation and Innovation <ul><li>Speakers: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Michael Amiridis, VP for Academic Affairs and </li></ul><ul><li>Provost, USC </li></ul><ul><li>A passionate educator and a dynamic research leader </li></ul><ul><li>with a global perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider, Director of Solid Oxide Fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Center of Excellence, Director of the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Fuels Center, USC </li></ul><ul><li>A world renowned leader in fuel cells who is unlocking </li></ul><ul><li>the secrets to future fuels </li></ul>
  3. 6. Building and Supporting an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem <ul><li>Speakers : </li></ul><ul><li>Katie Fox, Director of S.C. Artists’ Ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative, South Carolina Arts Commission </li></ul><ul><li>A dynamic young leader at the heart of South Carolina’s Creative economy who is paving the way for entrepreneurship in the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Hackler, President and Founder, Spanish Vines </li></ul><ul><li>An importer of culture with a can do spirit and </li></ul><ul><li>one of our nation’s most promising young entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Hildy Teegen, Dean, The Darla Moore School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>A trailblazer in Columbia’s quest to engage bright young minds </li></ul><ul><li>Darrin Thomas, President, Thomas Media Group, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>A passionate mentor empower youth with entrepreneurship education </li></ul>
  4. 8. Creating a Cool Community that Attracts Talented People <ul><li>Speakers: </li></ul><ul><li>Morihiko Nakahara, Music Director, SC Philharmonic </li></ul><ul><li>A speaker of music who is revolutionizing Columbia’s </li></ul><ul><li>burgeoning arts and cultural scene </li></ul><ul><li>Kristian Niemi, Chef/Part Owner of Gervais & Vine and Rosso Trattoria </li></ul><ul><li>A connoisseur with a perfected palate for creating the ultimate experience with food and wine </li></ul>
  5. 10. Building Collaboration Around Areas of Economic Competitive Advantage <ul><li>Speakers : </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Castro, Chief Design Architect at BlueCross </li></ul><ul><li>BlueShield of SC </li></ul><ul><li>A technically savvy leader redesigning the landscape of </li></ul><ul><li>insurance technology </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Fecteau, Managing Director of Global Growth & </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation at Westinghouse Electric Company </li></ul><ul><li>A visionary redefining South Carolina’s role in the global energy economy </li></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>EngenuitySC Ignite! </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Wednesday, October 28 th </li></ul><ul><li>Time : 5:30-8:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Location : 701 Whaley </li></ul><ul><li>Admission : $25 </li></ul><ul><li>Registration/Website : http://www.engenuitysc.com and http://tiny.cc/ENGENUITYIGNITE </li></ul>

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