Think Ideally created the Innovator Games as a competition-based event to inspire and activate innovation. Participants work in teams to deliver a solution to a panel of judges and investor network. In this competition, participants will be competing for cash prizes, as well as potential seed funding, full-service incubation and an invitation to the regional and national games. In contrast with existing competitions, the Innovator Games runs on a unique platform that captures idea flow, measures milestones, collects success criteria and critical data points. This digital platform allows for investors and companies to identify investment opportunities and track post-investment development and progress.
Think Ideally, a Silicon Harbor based specialty company that addresses the needs of entrepreneurs by providing a one-stop shop for services and clear guidance for success, announced that they will be hosting a female Innovator Games on March 17-18, kicking off the “Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs” Summit, hosted by the College of Charleston. Think Ideally and College of Charleston tailored this unique Innovator Games to address the gender gap with the support of major universities including USC, Clemson and the Citadel. Women-led, co-ed team of entrepreneurs and student innovators will create companies that are majority owned by women.
According to the National Women’s Business Council, female entrepreneurs start companies with 50 percent less capital than males. Two women entrepreneurship events coming to downtown Charleston are encouraging and celebrating women business owners. The College of Charleston and a local company is hosting the events.One entrepreneur’s drive, Cara Florence, has led her to inspire others.
“I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur when I had my first lemonade stand,” Florence said.
She’s the co-founder and managing partner of a Mt. Pleasant based company, Think Ideally.
A local company and the College of Charleston are holding a pair of related events this week, both focusing on women entrepreneurs.
Mount Pleasant-based Think Ideally, which offers support services for small business owners, will conduct the “Female Innovator Games” March 17 at the college’s Sottile Theatre at 44 George St. The competition will involves women-led, co-ed teams of entrepreneurs and students that will create women-led businesses. Participants will be vying for cash prizes, as well as potential seed funding, business incubation serices and an invitation to the regional and national games. A pitch day follows on March 18. Go to bit.ly/1P69SiI for details.
The Problem Intrapreneurship involves individuals or groups of individuals exploring high-risk, high-reward ideas within the safety and support of a larger, well-established corporate structure. Most large corporations are not set up to provide the agile and creative environment that fuels the intrapreneurial spirit and therefore stifle innovation. The Solution...