Could your big idea win $5,000 from EngenuitySC?

2012 winner launches public art project

Midlands start-ups, small business owners, social entrepreneurs, savvy students, big thinkers and go-getters are encouraged to apply for the $5,000 prize in EngenuitySC’s Ignite! Ideas Contest. As part of its mission to boost economic competitiveness in the Midlands, EngenuitySC is looking for individuals and organizations with an original idea or business solution to start or grow a Columbia-based initiative.

Finalists will present to 500+ movers and shakers at the Nov. 20 Ignite! celebration at The Zone, and live audience voting will choose the winner on the spot.

Oct. 24 is the deadline to submit your two-minute video describing your original idea or business solution. Complete application information can be found here:

EngenuitySC Ignite 2012 winnerSince winning the Ignite! 2012 Ideas Contest, Will Bryan of Public Works of HeART (pictured far right) has announced his organization’s first project: the transformation of a 22,000 square foot water tank into a crowd-funded work of art (pictured below) in Cayce, S.C., in partnership with Gamecock Athletics, the City of Cayce and Harvest Hope Food Bank.

To involve the community, the artwork will be divided into 10,000 virtual squares that will be for sale. A $25 purchase funds about 2 square feet of the actual mural, and the proceeds will benefit the nearby Lexington County emergency food pantry.

Public Works of HeART is a private company that chooses to support nonprofit organizations as a part of its business model. By using crowd-funding through social media to finance public works of art, the company uses the beauty of art to improve lives and communities, create awareness of needs, and give money to good causes – with a emphasis on causes that help those most in need.

Find out more about Public Works of HeART and the water tank project.

Who will be the Ignite! 2013 Ideas Contest winner? Reserve your seat today and find out! Last year the event sold out several days in advance, so don’t miss out!

Via: EngenuitySC