Impact X

In September 2015, all 193 countries of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs is a holistic framework for achieving sustainable development for all.

The College of Charleston wanted to align with this movement and its goals, which led to the creation of Impact X. In this program, students lead change by forming startups that make a profit, while solving social and/or environmental problems as identified by the SDGs.  

Recent Winner: Wonder 

Wonder Mattress Pad is an innovative baby safety company. We are developing a smart mattress pad for babies that can serve as a life saving monitoring tool as well as a health data tracking service. Working closely with engineers, pediatricians, and biotechnology services is how we will provide the best care for babies during nighttime, so that parents can sleep with peace of mind. Our mission is to prevent freak accidents resulting in infant death and to detect underlying illnesses at an age so early that communication is difficult to interpret. The Wonder Team is very passionate about our product, and we are dedicated to taking the necessary steps to making this a reality.  wonder.png

ImpactX Student Testimonials: 

"This was an incredible learning environment"

"One of the most stimulating classes"

"I LOVED THIS CLASS! The instructor is phenomenal, it is very intellectually challenging, and makes you think on the next level"

"I didn’t know that I could do half of things I’ve learned in this class beforehand"

"I loved learning all of the weekly information"

"Loved the speakers and they brought"

"This course by far was one of the most challenging. I developed so many skills such as presentation skills, how to make pitch decks, critical thinking, gathering data to see what problems people have, and more. This class really increased my interest in entrepreneurship despite the challenges"

"I have learned a lot about myself, as well as my capabilities as a student and as a professional"


Former Impact X winning team "Buzzoff", a vaping cessation company designed to slowly wean users off of nicotine. The company aligned with SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being.



                   Buzzoff team