First Annual PSU Social Innovation Incubator Elevator Pitch Extravaganza
Celebrate six regional social innovators as they prepare to unleash the power of business to create a better world!
Where: Portland State University School of Business – Room 170, 615 SW Harrison St.
When: Friday, July 29th, 12pm-2pm
Six early stage social entrepreneurs in PSU’s Social Innovation Incubator (SII) will be pitching their ideas for one minute. The pitch is their final challenge in the SII Circuit Program, our 6-month bootcamp to accelerate the evolution of their social ventures. The program connects them with expert mentors and peers for advice, support and collaboration.
Pitch practice on steroids. Not a competition, the event will celebrate these six inspiring social innovators. Come give them a boost and see how local entrepreneurs are using the power of business to create a better world. Hear expert judges deliver insights and suggestions to spur the innovators to new heights.
12:00-12:15 – Welcome and introductions
12:15-12:35 – Six one-minute pitches with quick reactions from judges
12:35-12:50 – Judges discuss pitches with each other
12:50-1:00 – Judges share feedback with participants
1:00-2:00 – Celebrate, eat and mingle
*Leslie Bevan, Women’s Business Center Manager, Mercy Corps NW
*Abigail Sarmac, Program Officer, The Lemelson Foundation
*Mark Grimes, Founder Ned, NedSpace & Maker Faire Africa
*Angela Jackson, Manager, Portland State Business Accelerator, Managing Director/Fund Manager, Portland Seed Fund
The event is free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today. RSVP on Facebook or email impactentrepreneurs ( at ) pdx (dot) edu .
Driving? Arrive early, parking is limited. MAX line runs adjacent to the building.
This event is made possible by our sponsors and supporters including The Lemelson Foundation, Ater Wynne LLP, and our generous volunteer coaches Brenda Eichelberger, Jacen Greene and Tichelle Sorensen. SII is part of PSU’s Impact Entrepreneurs, and we thank all of our supporters who make this work possible: http://www.pdx.edu/impactentrepreneurs/who-we-are
Contact Cindy Cooper, Managing Director, to learn about sponsorship opportunities or make donations. firstname.lastname@example.org