Welcome to an innovation challenge that provides funding, support and recognition to individuals and community-led groups who have big ideas and projects to address poverty, stagnant wages and financial instability of families. Participants will pitch their ideas to the community for potential funding and additional support.
Big ideas, at a grassroots level, must be designed in collaboration with the people who will use the innovation. There’s no better way to understand the hopes and aspirations of those you’re designing for than by talking with them directly! In addition, your ideas must consider diversity, equity and inclusion into the decision-making process to help remove disparities among groups for the best possible solutions. This approach offers the greatest opportunity to share your innovative ideas, valuable research findings, create networking opportunities and stimulate learning prospects.
Challenge goals are two-fold:1) Support innovative projects with promising potential for social impact and 2) Foster a diverse pipeline of innovators through targeted outreach, support, and education.
A. This proposal application must be completed and submitted by 5 pm on July 31, 2019. Proposal applications will only be accepted through this online form.
B. You will be notified by August 19, 2019, if you are selected. Finalists will present formal presentation the week of September 30, 2019. One to two members from your group will be required to present a presentation that is no longer than 10-minute to a panel of judges.
C. Final presentations will include a 7-minute your pitch at our Poverty to Possibilities summit on November 12, 2019 8am to 12pm.
Note: If you have questions about your submission, contact Pitch2Ditch@uwpc.org
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