Win $4000 with 3 Steps at Ignite! 2011

Ready to start something big in Columbia?
If so, EngenuitySC has gathered up some investors pay you up to $4000 to make it happen. 500 investors to be exact. Send in your 2 minute video telling us your idea, and we’ll put you on-stage in front of our 500 audience members at Ignite! 2011 to pitch your idea.
They vote. You win. And EngenuitySC cuts you a check for $1000-4000 to go out and make your idea happen.
It may be the easiest $4000 you ever make in your life.

Ready to start up your idea? It’s so freaking easy it do, it should be criminal.  If you have an idea that will start the next big wave in Columbia just do the following:

  1. Submit a summary of your idea (about 250 words or so).
  2. Tell us how your idea will start something new, exciting, innovative, or just plain awesome.
  3. Record a 2 minute video explaining your idea and submit a link at
  4. If selected as a semi-finalist, you’ll present to a panel of judges.
  5. If you make the cut, you’ll be invited as a finalist to present live at the conference. Bring your entourage. Wild cheering encouraged.
Is anyone even going to see this?
YES. By submitting, you’ll get your idea out there for people to connect into. Our panel for semi-finalists features the top names in our community making everyday ideas happen. Even if you don’t win, you got a chance to pitch your idea to someone who can make it happen regardless.

If you make it to our finals, know that Ignite! regularly brings in the community’s top decision-makers, from the mayor of Columbia and the president of USC down to CEO’s and top entrepreneurs.

By becoming a finalist, you are guaranteed to get your idea in front of 500 of the most influential and passionate people in our community…who knows who you might fire up to get involved? Don’t believe us? We have the video to prove who we brought in (President Pastides of USC and Mayor Benjamin of the City of Columbia to start with).

If you win, you may just be crowned the smartest person in Columbia! Oh right, you’ll receive cold hard cash from $1,000 – $4,000 to kick-start your new venture.

If you’ve read this far, then consider yourself primed and ready. Get that camcorder, webcam, flipcam, iPhone, iPad 2 (Do you really need $4000 if you have one of those?), and make it happen, cap’n. We want to you to prove Columbia has the talent, innovation, and ideas to build up the next wave in Columbia.

We’ve done our part; now it’s time to do yours.
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