October 13, 2009

FundingUniverse Social Entrepreneurship CrowdPitch

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FundingUniverse’s next Utah CrowdPitch event will be a little bit different than most.  We will be focusing on social entrepreneurship, and we’re looking specifically for profit-based social ventures that aim to improve our community.  There are two criteria that every pitching company must meet:

1 – You must be a viable, for-profit company

2 – Your business model must benefit the Utah community by solving local social problems, for example:

  • Green energy and environmental solutions
  • Local sustainable agriculture & small-scale agri-products processing
  • Address social and economic problems using private sector approaches as an alternative or complement to non-profit approaches
  • An organization set up to incubate, mentor, and create more for-profit companies run by minority or women entrepreneurs.

The rest of the event will go the same as our other CrowdPitch events

  • Entrepreneurs pitching their business to a panel of experts & a live audience, with feedback from the experts (think “Shark Tank” meets “American Idol”)
  • Everyone “investing” $100 of Monopoly money into the company of their choice
  • The winner will be awarded the opportunity to pitch to Innoventures Capital Partners.
  • It will all be topped off with a free networking luncheon for all in attendance!

We have a great panel of experts set for this event, and if you want to apply to pitch or RSVP as a spectator (both free!) go HERE!

When & Where:

  • November 4th
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm MDT
  • Lone Peak & Red Pine Rooms
  • Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
  • 9750 S 300 W
  • Sandy, UT