Global Entrepreneurship Week

Each November, individuals from over 160 countries get together for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an initiative with the sole goal of inspiring millions to engage in innovative thought and entrepreneurial activity.


2021 SC Pitch Competition

This past November 15 colleges and universities in South Carolina are partnering together to launch the second annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition.  This statewide, virtual format is leveraging the power of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021 to encourage any and all South Carolina college students to develop and pitch their promising business ideas and compete for thousands in cash. Students compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. 

Several College of Charleston students placed exceptionally well at the competition. 

Finalists: 

(3rd Place Overall): Emma Musto-Boscoe - Guestaurant: Guestaurant is an app designed to connect diners with home cooks in the same way that Airbnb connects vacationers and property owners.

(5th Place Overall): Maya Pai, Delaney Faile, and Sydney Wertz -  DrinkSafe: DrinkSafe is a device that will help keep wearers safe because it enables them to easily and quickly test the contents of a beverage to determine if it contains drugs. 

(People's Choice Award): Evan Williams - FloodWatch: FloodWatch is an app designed to alert users in real time to flood conditions in a given area.