The Charleston Digital Corridor, along with title sponsor Charleston County Economic Development, have announced the 11th annual 2017 Innovators’ k (iFiveK) will be held at Riverfront Park on April 13th, 2017 at 6:30pm. Proceeds from this annual race benefit the Digital Corridor’s CODEcamp scholarships and other education programming. Confirmed sponsors include Charleston tech companies BoomTown, Blackbaud, Benefitfocus and Google.
“Charleston County Economic Development is honored to be the title sponsor for the 2017 iFiveK. We value our partnership with the Charleston Digital Corridor and our aligned efforts to foster growth in our local tech industry including support of hands-on learning opportunities like CODEcamp, said Steve Dykes,” Executive Director of Charleston County Economic Development.
In addition to our returning sponsors, the first of several new sponsors for 2017 are Atlatl Software and Snagajob. “Atlatl Software is proud to sponsor the iFiveK for the first time this year. We’re excited to support an event that brings our tech community together with the proceeds going directly to CODEcamp, an invaluable program that teaches adults and kids the fundamentals of web development while fostering innovation and a passion for technology in Charleston,” said Marc Murphy, CEO of Atlatl Software.
(Photos of 2016 iFiveK by Charleston Digital Corridor)
The iFiveK has become a favorite athletic and networking event for Charleston’s tech community. As one of only a handful of evening weekday races in the region, the iFiveK historically sells out well ahead of the event. For 2017, the Charleston Digital Corridor has refreshed the iFiveK logo and branding and launched a new modernized, mobile-responsive website that enables race participants to register on the run. Registration for the iFiveK officially opens January 1, 2017.
“It is awesome to see our tech community come together for a fun evening of competition and networking while supporting the further development of talent in Charleston,” said Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.
“We’re passionate about supporting Charleston’s tech community, and the iFiveK gives us the opportunity to celebrate the hardworking, competitive and fun atmosphere that drives so many successful companies here, and put that culture to work for important initiatives,” said Grier Allen, CEO & President of BoomTown.
The Charleston Digital Corridor is a community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote the regions tech economy through an array of impactful programs, products and events while leveraging Charleston’s renowned livability.