July 29, 12-2 p.m.
School of Business Room 170
615 SW Harrison St.
Celebrate six regional social innovators as they prepare to unleash the power of business to create a better world!
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
*Steve Goebel, Senior Capstone Courses at Portland State University
*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.