the social pitch for do good entrepreneurs in portland oregon

How does it work?

  1. People with great, early-stage ideas (projects or startups) that will provide lasting benefit to our community submit applications, and we pick five of them to present their ideas.
  2. Then, community members buy tickets to attend—whether in-person or via Facebook Live tickets—with each ticket granting the attendee a vote. If you’re an in-person attendee, you also get to enjoy freshly-baked bread and a bowl of soup brought to you by Grand Central Bakery and Trader Joes!
  3. After the five presentations, the attendees vote, and all of the votes are tallied. The presenter with the most votes wins the cash prize!

Attendees

In person attendee: Your ticket price gets you a delicious bowl of soup and a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after hearing the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, ballots are counted, and prizes are awarded. Remote attendee: Your ticket price gets you a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after watching the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, your votes via our Facebook poll will be counted, and prizes will be awarded.

 

 What funds the cash prizes?

One hundred percent of the ticket revenue goes to funding the Cash Prizes. Your money goes directly to supporting an amazing community project or social enterprise! Thank you!

 

    Beyond the cash prize (everyone is a Winner.) Each presenter receives:

    • Cash Prizes from ticket revenue of The Social Pitch and business service prizes (such as marketing or tech support)
    • Your own custom-made promotional video from Bridge City Media to use to promote your project (value: $500) 
    • Pitch Clinic (value: $50)
    • Up to 30 days of On-Demand membership at HatchLab PDX (value: $675)
    • Legal Clinic and one-on-one advising with Rational Unicorn Legal Services (value: $300)
    • Plus, the experience and networking the finalists gain from being a part of this program and community (value: priceless)

     

     

    Our past winners!

    Redstone Collective

    Redstone Collective

    The Redstone Collective is an movement to help our communities. We are a collective of artists, spiritual leaders, and activists.

    Neighborhood Nanny

    Neighborhood Nanny

    A hybrid model to provide low-income families with childcare service.

    Click here to learn more about these changemakers.

    Ground Up PDX

    Ground Up PDX

    A not-just-for-profit providing opportunities for women transitioning out of homelessness through the sale of delicious nut butters.

    Click here to learn more about these changemakers.

    Girls Build Inc.

    Girls Build Inc.

    A non-profit that inspires curiosity and confidence in girls as they explore the world of building.

    Click here to learn more about these changemakers.

    Spare Change

    Spare Change

    A culturally relevant program fostering upward economic mobility for underserved youth, their family and communities.

    Click here to learn more about these changemakers.

    Gender Gap Year

    Gender Gap Year

    To give young women a chance to discover all the career paths open to them.

    Click here to learn more about this changemaker.

    S.C.A.F.E.

    S.C.A.F.E.

    A food cart that provides second chances.

    Click here to learn more about this changemaker.

    Schoolyard Farms

    Schoolyard Farms

    A nonprofit that builds healthy communities by teaching kids how to grow nutritious food that goes from their schoolyard farm to their plate.

    Click here to learn more about this changemaker.