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Find out what ignite! can do for you.

Your organization is full of skilled individuals who want innovation to be a part of your culture. They believe everyone can do it better than the few.

At ignite! Innovation, we build innovation programs that include everyone.

When your employees come together around new ideas, they forge connections across departments, solve challenging problems, and build the foundation for making innovation a key skill across the organization.

Our ignite! experts put in the time and dedication to make sure the framework and processes are in place so that your innovation program can grow without slowing your employees down.

Your employees will continue to collaborate and create an inclusive, sustainable environment. Simply put, your employees care about their ideas, and like to hear that their ideas matter.

We make sure that the programs are engaging, scalable, and deliver results.

When your employees are comfortable ideating and sharing company-wide, they are confident and capable of taking a new focused innovative approach to their small team environments. Empowered teams create value throughout the organization.

ignite! is your partner in making ideas core to your organization.

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In short, we are the experienced extension of your team that will help you successfully incorporate crowd-sourcing and crowd-based innovation throughout your organization


We understand the cultural impact and the time this will take. We will help you build and manage a plan that will deliver success.

  • Craft and deploy long-term strategy with tactical programming
  • Enact best-practices for processes and communications
  • Track and measure success with detailed data reporting
  • Support growth as it applies to your organization’s strategy

Event Management

Events are at the core of what we do, successful programs run many events each year. After all, this is where great ideas surface.

From start to finish, we manage every event, so you can focus on what to do with all those great ideas.

  • Event Sites
  • Project Charters
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Customer Support
  • Best Practices
  • Idea Filtering
  • Report Management

Integrate & Connect

ignite! can work as a standalone innovation program but also works great with your existing innovation resources.

We help to integrate your programs for a cohesive innovation strategy.

We can connect you to a network of experts capable of converting your ideas into reality.

Case Studies

We maximize ROI through a diversified approach to innovation


UnitedHealth Group




Minntetonka Schools


  • 2011

    ignite! is born

    The ignite! Innovation team was built in 2011 to bring an engaging innovation methodology to the corporate space; the ignite! challenge model was created.

  • 2012

    New methods for driving innovation

    ignite! developed different methods of engaging employees using our services, including a nomination process for innovation recognition, and forums for ongoing innovation.

  • 2013

    Building community

    We surpassed 75,000 actively engaged participants and began working with colleges to run innovation programming

  • 2014

    Rapid growth

    ignite! experienced massive growth in programming and return on ideas

  • 2015

    Entering new markets

    ignite! expanded outside of Minnesota and grew our presence with providers in healthcare and education

  • 2016

    Focused growth for sustained excellence

    We have evolved to manage over 150 events per year, engaging over 150,000 participants and focused our growth in the corporate, healthcare, and education spaces

Our Amazing Team

Our team has a well-rounded composition of design, consulting, and technology-savvy individuals who are each passionate about ideas and bringing innovation to life in organizations.

Joel Morris

James Brenno

Dave Autio

Max Robinson

Ando Parisian

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