Event Details

Ignite Columbus

Friday, Apr 12, 5:00 pm •

Ignite is returning to Columbus on Friday, April 12! Speakers have built their presentations with 20 slides, each of which is shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes of fame. Organizers will award $2500 in cash prizes. They will be competing in two judged categories, “Most Enlightening” and “Most Innovative.” One presenter will receive People's Choice Award, which is given to the audience’s favorite.

Enjoy a lively evening of free food, cash bar brews and wine, and enlightenment as we watch our community's innovators and entrepreneurs compete for $2500 in cash prizes in a fast-paced format to see who has the next great idea! Presenters and topics include:


Joyce Lucke

The Great Race


Jacob Gaylord

How Rock Climbing Changed My Life


Kenneth Shim

Connecting Columbus & Korea through History


Ant Blair

Raising The Bar in Beer Tasting


Ethan Crough

Differences, Dwarfism


Andrew Davis

LED Light Innovation


Ganesh Gandheiswaran



Rachel Kavathe

Urban Landscapes + Natural Ecosystems


Shorf Afza

Walls Don't Keep People Out, It Fences You In


Cristina Villani

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Attend the presentations and vote for your favorite! Registration is free.

This fast-paced idea pitch competition that originated in Seattle in 2006 but since has become an international phenomenon. Check out Ignite videos by your friends and neighbors from years past.

Sponsored by German American Bank, Reising Radio Partners and Heritage Fund.


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