Menu Close

Tag: contest

What Happened at Ignite Charlotte 2?

The Ignite Charlotte organizing committee, pleasantly surprised at the success and feedback from Ignite Charlotte 1, decided to do it again, but bigger – and with global implications.

Ignite Charlotte 2 was going to be a part of Global Ignite Week. Global Ignite Week (GIW) is when Ignite cities all over the world schedule their Ignite event in a 7-day period. Global Ignite Week was scheduled for early February.

Therefore, early February it shall be.

Ignite Charlotte 2 added two more things into its communal basket: Live-streaming, so anyone interested in seeing Ignite Charlotte was able (and encouraged!), and the Icebreaker Contest; an event before the talks which involved people forming teams with people to solve a problem, create something, or play a game.

February came, and Ignite Charlotte 2 was off! The icebreaker contest was sponsored by the awesome folks at Southern Resources, a scrap metal and supplies joint that gave us everything from bullet shells to computer motherboards and mechanical gears. The teams were tasked to build replicas of their assigned “Wonder of the World.”

The speakers were just as awe-inspiring and thought-provoking as the last group! With an international focus for Ignite Charlotte 2, many of the talks mirrored the theme.  Paolo Nagari, who had some time before running off to Italy, spoke of intercultural intelligence. Adam S. Brooks, from CPCC spoke of Geek being chic. Naturally, one could be a geek anywhere in the world. In fact, as he presented, geeks are needed. And Stephanie Nelson told the audience about important elements of social media.

Oh yes, forgot to mention – Ignite Charlotte 2’s attendance nearly doubled the first one. Ignite Charlotte 2 brought it close to 500 people!

Can Ignite Charlotte 3 match this? The speakers, volunteers and sponsors think so.

Enlighten us Ignite Charlotte 3…and make it quick!

Better Know a Sponsor: Lightbulb Coworking

Lightbulb Coworking joins us this year as our Icebreaker sponsor. Lightbulb brings people together in a fun environment who are out there making things happen and the Ignite Charlotte 3 Icebreaker does the same. Perfect combination don’t you think?

Not convinced? Learn more about the Ignite Charlotte 3 Icebreaker here. To learn more about Lightbulb, keep reading.

Lightbulb Coworking invites business owners to set up shop in a bright environment that fosters creativity and the birth of new ideas.

All are welcome, whether start-ups, freelancers, independent contractors or entrepreneurs. With such an inspirational place to work, it’s no surprise that several Lightbulb Coworking members have participated in past Ignite Charlotte events as a volunteer or selected speaker.

Says Lightbulb Coworking, “We like anyone who is starting, or igniting anything. Our space is full of individuals who are stepping out and working to do something new, innovative and world-changing. We’re excited to see Charlotte continue to birth and foster new ideas, and look forward to being a part of the conversation”

Thank you Lightbulb Coworking for sponsoring the Ignite Charlotte 3 Icebreaker contest.