Social Enterprise Pitch Battle

Rochester
Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 5:30 PM (EDT)

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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


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