We've Started Something, Columbia. 

Are you ready? We are bringing together over 600 Midlands leaders and innovators brought the community together to celebrate everyone who inspires you to act, to move, and to change the way you and world see the greater Columbia area. 



WATCH Last Year's five high-impact keynote presenters  

Learn about key topics in the innovation economy

Lou Kennedy, President, CEO and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation| Watch video here. ​

Chase Mizzell, USC Student Body President and Co-Founder of CloudShouts app and Dinewell Technologies | Watch video here.

Alana JordanBig Eyed Bird Creative, a creative communications agency  | Watch video here. 

Pamela Lackey & Mike Brenan with TransformSC, an initiative to transform public education in South Carolina  | Watch video here.

Simon Hudson, Tourism Expert and CoEE Endowed Chair at USC | Watch video here.



2013 Ignite Ideas Contest Winner | Brandon Gantt of My LearningBlock

His winning pitch for My LearningBlock described an educational social network, featuring best practices and methods from educators that teach parents how to help teach their children. The site mobilizes the classroom, empowering parents by equipping them with high quality, active, digital content. Gantt is a third grade teacher for the Richland One School District. 

Watch Winning Pitch 

View website for My Learning Block