Social Innovation Fast Pitch: Los Angeles nonprofits compete for $20,000 in funding

On November 11, 2009, ten finalists will make three‐minute “pitches” to a panel of judges and an audience of more than 300 investors, business and nonprofit leaders, and other members of Southern California's entrepreneurial community.
 
 
Oct. 29, 2009 - PRLog -- MEET LOS ANGELES NON PROFITS WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS!

At the “Social Innovation Fast Pitch” on November 11, 2009, ten finalists make three‐minute “pitches” to a panel of judges and an audience of more than 300 investors, business and nonprofit leaders, and other members of Southern California's entrepreneurial community. The finalists compete for thousands of dollars in funding.

This fun, high‐energy, high‐impact event features:

• Three‐minute “pitches” by 10 of LA's most innovative nonprofit organizations
• Fireside chat with Andy Rappaport, Investor, Social Entrepreneur, Change Agent ‐ As a successful venture capitalist and a leading voice for innovation-oriented, risk‐seeking philanthropy, Andy will describe how he has applied lessons learned from the VC world to rethink the social sector.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

WHERE: University of Southern California, Town and Gown, E6 on campus map

PARKING: Press/Media park free. Tell attendant at gate you are a member of the press.

ABOUT SOCIAL INNOVATION FAST PITCH: To support social entrepreneurs tackling some of the city’s toughest problems, and to contribute to the innovative, vibrant culture in the Los Angeles area, Los Angeles Social Venture Partners (LASVP), the Social Enterprise Institute (SEI), and the University of Southern California partnered to produce the “Social Innovation Fast Pitch” program.

The Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a free, two‐month training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change in Greater LA. The goal of the program is to build the capacity of, and create visibility for, innovative local nonprofits and the social entrepreneurs who lead them.

Leaders from 22 organizations participate in the program and receive training, feedback and mentoring on how to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story.” Through the process, they also build valuable cross‐sector relationships.

During the formal training process, participants have access to valuable strategic advice to help them strengthen their organizations, and will have the opportunity to cultivate ongoing relationships and other resources. There are three aspects to the training program: a presentation workshop, group coaching sessions, and individual mentoring and presentation development.

Event is open to the public. Early Registration ends October 31st.

http://socialinnovationpitch.org/pp/com/page2/p/registration

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