Pitch Positive @ Factory Underground April 18

Local nonprofit organizations will be under the lights at Pitch Positive, a high-energy event that will reward the best 3-minute pitch by the selected nonprofits with cash awards. Northeast Community Innovation Corp, Social Venture Partners, Band Together, House of Katia, Propp Partners and the Fairfield County Food Forum have joined forces to create the event.

WHAT: Five nonprofit organizations will pitch their missions and the way they are contributing to closing the opportunity gap in their communities to a panel of judges. Cash prizes will be awarded. The nonprofits selected to pitch are:

CONNECT US –Bridgeport – Partners suburban and urban neighbors to improve the quality of outcomes for young people living in communities of concentrated poverty.

DANIEL TRUST FOUNDATION – invests in and supports low-income students with their educational and professional goals

ELM CITY INTERNATIONALS – is a college preparatory, academic and mentoring program that uses soccer as the catalyst to provide low-income students.

KEYS: Bridgeport-based, provides free individual and group instrumental music lessons for students

INTAKE – Stamford-based non-profit arts organization that promotes music education through multiculturalism and native instruments.

WHERE: At Factory Underground — 16 Isaacs Street Norwalk, CT

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6 PM – 9PM

The evening’s program

  • 6pm – Networking, Music by Band Together, Libations and Food by MaiKana Foods, Nutty Bunny, Nutshell Nutbars, Winfield Street Coffee & Deli, The Bites Company, Half Full Brewery, and other members of Fairfield County Food Forum
  • 7pm – Pitch Positive presentations by nonprofit organizations
  • 8pm – Awards and Dessert

The public is invited to attend the event and meet the nonprofit organizations that represent the Social Venture Partners mission of “Closing the opportunity gap in CT.” In addition to the awards delivered by the judging panel, there will be an “Audience Favorite,” award, sponsored by The Bestest App, a new instant voting platform with offices in Westport, CT.

About Social Venture Partners – SVP is a global network of local Partners aligning passion and purpose. SVP Connecticut’s social impact focus is to close the opportunity gap in CT by supporting innovative initiatives in education and workforce development. SVP is a social impact fund of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

About Northeast Community Innovation Corp – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the charter of helping local communities develop local talent and grow capabilities to support early stage organizations of all types.

The evening’s producers: Band Together CT, whose events helped  raise over $3 million for local charities and families: House of Katia – producer of the annual “Evening in Oystertown” event; and Propp Partners, specializing in strategy and demand generation for companies of all sizes.

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