Social Entrepreneurs inspired and ready to Pitch for Good
In support of nurturing emerging social entrepreneurship, the City of Parramatta Council and StartSomeGood come together to bring us a pitch fest called Pitch for Good. Entering its third year in 2018, Pitch for Good provides a platform for promising social entrepreneurs to bring their ideas out to the public.
Hosted by Riverside Theatres, members of the community are invited for an evening of pitch presentations where everyone is encouraged to get involved by voting in the sessions, for the enterprise of their choice. Panellists provide feedback to the entrepreneurs on their ideas, business model, content and delivery.
Every ticket purchased carries three tokens (to the value of $10 each) that can be used to vote for the ideas. Once everyone has used their tokens to vote, the City of Parramatta Council will match the value of the tokens, thus doubling the total value ($60 becomes $120), starting the finalists off on a great footing on their crowdfunding ventures. The finalists then get four weeks from that day to reach their funding target that would help start their social enterprise.
Tickets to the sessions are $30 each and include the highly popular street food from Koshari Korner.
The Finalists for Pitch for Good 2018 are:
Carers Compass - a Journey of Care by Diane Gatto
- Making it easier for families to look after ageing loved ones by connecting them with the right type of service that can best serve their needs when it matters most.
Faith, Hope, Love Soap by Agatha Simanjuntak
- Transforming women’s lives globally, restoring hope locally with one ethical & sustainable soap at a time.
GreenRenter by Sandy Xu
- Find an environmentally friendly home, good for you, your pocket and the planet.
People of Purpose Network (POPN) by Christina Jarron
- Ending the brain drain in the community sector by supporting people to build rewarding and impactful careers in for-purpose organisations.
Small Shift by Julia Suh
- Supporting locals to reimagine and create public spaces together, and upskilling people with barriers to employment.