We rocked the Entrepreneurs' Lounge, Google Patio on May 12 with the the 48 Innovate launch party. Many Triangle business leaders, from some of the most established area companies like Lenovo, IBM, Cisco, Netapp, Duke Medicine, Quintiles, RTI, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Met Life and many others, came out to see how 48 Innovate has helped transform today's businesses into executing innovation machines!
Plus, we made the news, check out our write up in WRALTechwire!
The event offered networking, celebrating, and a fast-paced 60-second pitch round, plus tasty local faire and festive beverages. Need a little soundtrack to energize your day? Check out the official #launchparty48 playlist.
One lucky #CleverCaption Photo contest participant, Dr. Timm Crowder, Innovation and Technology Scout at GlaxoSmithKline, brought home the bacon, literally a whole pound, and bragging rights, with this fun business-as-usual caption:
"We'll just run this by the Director of Status Quo and VP of No and get back to you."
CEO and Founder K. Melissa Kennedy shared this past year's 48 Innovate success working with large, sophisticated companies such as Cisco, Arby's, Lancope and others, generating more than $200 million in revenue for clients this past year through projects and plans.
No matter the industry, no matter the size, 48 Innovate helps a management team identify opportunities, plan and execute, all in a fun, fast-paced, focused 48 hours. Then we reinforce the skills needed to disrupt from the inside with daily tidbits and follow up to keep the plan on track for 90 days.
Director of Sales Strategy and Planning at Cisco, Annette Blum, shared in a 60-second success story on her team's 48 Innovate experience and on how they generated 30 viable ideas and 3 executive-approved plans to meet the demands of 20% growth this past year.
Our event partners, Virtue Event Planning and Consulting and Bartending Unlimited shared their talents by providing an unique environment, turn-key bar service and amazing 60-second pitches on their services.
The crowd was an integral part of this event, offering some outstanding rockstar roars to cheer on the speakers. We even had 3 local entrepreneurs from the crowd share their businesses in the pitch round: Marcey Rader Lifestyle Coaching, Creative Countdown Calendars and My Family Cloud technology were among the ad hoc pitch participants.
The Triangle is known for its collabortive and supportive business environment, and we were excited to be a part of it all.
In honor of the event’s huge success we wanted to share these amazing special offers. Remember, deadline to take advantage of any of these is June 19, 2015.
15% Off 48 Innovate Session: Transform your team and business in a fun, fast-paced experience that delivers. Book your 48 Innovation session today. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your date and discount valued at $5,250.
Free Event Audit and Analysis from Virtue Event Planning and Consulting: Are you getting the best prices and service for your events? Team Virtue will review your past event and help you find ways to maximize your budget and effectiveness. On average, these event audits have garnered at least 15% savings on event costs without impacting the results. Email email@example.com to schedule your audit valued at $3,097.
Free Champagne Toast Upgrade from Bartending Unlimited: For your next corporate or team event, add a festive champagne toast completely free. Bartending Unlimited offers a complete turnkey bartending service with all permits, staff, barware and beverages included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your event and secure your upgrade valued at $1,000.
Thank you and enjoy!