Ignite Charlotte pops off without a hitch
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by Desiree Kane
#IgniteCLT was last night at The Neighborhood Theatre in the heart of NoDa. Local visionaries and tech nerds gathered to be inspired and, if you weren’t there, you missed a killer version of Happy Birthday being sung to presenter Becky Knight. It’s not often you get to hear 200+ people sing Happy Birthday to a community member. It was awesome. The whole night was fantastic.
Here are some highlights from the first iteration of Ignite Charlotte:
Jim Van Fleet (aka: Professor Sideburns) provided a killer list of resources for startups during his talk called Starting Charlotte’s Future. But,he says, “First things first, we’ve got to start talking about it!” and here are some online places Jim recommends to find people to talk with and/or get your startup funded:
“Webinars that don’t suck” actually didn’t suck even though it was about webinars which are possibly the bane of any office worker’s existence at some point or another in their career. @dawnladams and @techherding kept it engaging!
Dwayne Waite was by far the best dressed there, hands down. He gave a clever presentation called Setting the Record Straight: The Real Retrosexual Male.
Warren Cooksey did a fine job of educating the crowd on how to instruct their government and how to lobby well and presented some great real life pics of his work as a city council person.
Rajeev Kulkarni made everyone’s brains bubble (in a good way!) with his talk on 3D printing.
I was so excited after learning Lemonade Day is coming to Charlotte May 1st, 2011! They’re all about teaching kids entrepreneurial skills, who can’t support that?? They’re new and just getting started but here’s their twitter name: @lemonadedayclt
Local social media favorite Adam Holden-Bache wowed everyone with his great infographics during his informative talk called The Problem with Data and Statistics.
Here’s the entire speaker list, everyone who presented did an amazing job! Check it out!