Social Enterprise Pitch Battle

Oct 28, 2021, 9:30 – 11:00 PM

RocGrowth is helping to build the New Rochester and will highlight some of our community's leading social entrepreneurs at our next event. We are partnering with our friends at Startup Grind to co-produce a virtual pitch battle Thurs., Oct. 28, 5:30-7pm.

Virtual event
Pitch Battle

About this event


RocGrowth is helping to build the New Rochester and will highlight some of our community's leading social entrepreneurs at our next event. We are partnering with our friends at Startup Grind to co-produce a virtual pitch battle Thurs., Oct. 28, 5:30-7pm.

What is social entrepreneurship? It is a commitment to build a profitable business while providing community benefits that are often associated with non-profits. It demonstrates that for-profits can be effective at "doing good" for the community.

What is a pitch battle? Five social entrepreneurs will provide a brief explanation of their company, mission and efficacy. Judges will determine a winner based on the most persuasive presentation.

Pitch Battle applicants apply here by Oct. 18th.

KEY DATES

  • Monday, October 18th (10/18) - Applications due
  • Friday, October 22nd (10/22) - 5 Finalists selected
  • Thursday, October 28th (10/28) - 5 Finalists pitch

STARTUPS APPLY HERE

PRIZES

  • Startup Grind Startup Program 1 year Membership
  • Startup Grind Hoodie
  • Wefunder Venture Partner meeting
  • 20% off Wefunder platform fee (if you decide to run a equity crowdfunding campaign)
  • Founder Starter Kit - 3 startup books and a Facebook Startup notebook

APPLY TO PITCH

STARTUPS APPLY HERE

MEET THE STARTUPS

Zack Ellis, TheirStory

Jacob Fox, Closed Loop Systems

Tina Paradiso, Imprintable Solutions

Favio Osorio and David Rodriguez, Arbol

Zach Sarkis, FLWR CITY Collective

MEET THE JUDGES

Maureen Ballatori - 29 Design Studio and Metro Collective

Kelly Metras - BOSSY, Salena’s Mexican Restaurant, Nox Cocktail Lounge

Kathy Driscoll - Ain Center for Entrepreneurship


Check out what happened

Moderator

  • Richard Glaser

    RocGrowth

    Founder

Organizers

  • Michael Thaney

    Startup Grind

    Director

  • Joshua Batres

    CivicPulse

    Community Outreach Lead

  • Dustin Doucette

    Upstate Venture Connect

    Director of Operations

  • Carolyn Spencer

    CoPivot

    Founder Relations

  • Ananth Prajval Tallavajhula

    SchoolQuizz

    Community Manager

  • Eric Leinberg

    Founder @ InfoPreserve

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies

Presenting

LaunchNY logo

LaunchNY

Partners

RocGrowth logo

RocGrowth

Metro Collective logo

Metro Collective

RocDev logo

RocDev

Wefunder logo

Wefunder

NextCorps logo

NextCorps

RIT logo

RIT

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