If you are a fan of ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank, then you would have loved The Space at Wofford College’s Third Annual Impact & Launch Competition. Flourish Events had an amazing time producing this event, which shines a light on the innovative business and community programs devised by students at Wofford College. These projects – termed Impact (community initiative) projects or Launch (entrepreneurial) projects – competed for top prizes, which will help make their project a reality. The Impact and Launch program is the only program of its kind at any liberal arts college.
More than 400 guests gathered on March 28, 2015 to watch the top ten project pitches in front of a live panel of judges from across the country. The five judges boasted their own impressive resumes and represented companies such as Charity Water, Infomous and Etsy.
In addition to viewing the pitches and subsequent Q&As led by the judging panel, guests were treated to an amazing dinner reception, featuring upscale “street food.” Guests delighted in Cribbs Catering’s delicious fare, including fish and chips, Philly steak rolls, Chinese “take-out,” and an amazing indoor s’mores fire table. While waiting for competition results, guests were able to explore the expo tent to learn more about the Impact & Launch program, and enjoy one of Greenville’s hottest DJs. The night ended with a competition results announcement, with more than $12,000 in prizes awarded to the winners.
From event layout, décor and theme conception to vendor management, menu development and collateral creation, Flourish Events managed the entire process for one of the program’s biggest events. We are pleased to add The Space at Wofford College to our list of special event clients and look forward to next year’s event!