Southern California Non-Profits to Compete for Funding in Social Innovation Fast Pitch Program on October 21

Oct 19, 2010, 14:00 ET from USC Stevens Institute for Innovation

X Prize Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis to Present Keynote at Annual Fast Pitch Finals at University of Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten top non-profit organizations taking on social problems in Southern California will compete for $20,000 in funding at the 3rd Annual "Social Innovation Fast Pitch," on October 21 at the University of Southern California.

The 10 finalists in this year's Social Innovation Fast Pitch will make 3-minute "pitches" to a panel of judges and an audience of 500 investors, business and non-profit leaders and other members of Southern California's entrepreneurial community.  

The Social Innovation Fast Pitch is produced by a partnership of the Los Angeles Social Venture Partners (LASVP), the Academies for Social Entrepreneurship (ASE), and the University of Southern California. The program's goal is to support social entrepreneurs tackling some of the city's toughest problems, and to contribute to the innovative, vibrant culture in the Los Angeles area.

The "Fast Pitch" event will take place Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 8 pm, at the Town and Gown on the University of Southern California campus (E6 on the campus map) http://www.usc.edu/private/about/visit_usc/USC_UPC_map_color.pdf.

Dr. Peter Diamandis, X Prize Foundation Chairman and CEO, will present the keynote address.

About The Social Innovation Fast Pitch

To support social entrepreneurs tackling some of the city's toughest problems, and to contribute to the innovative, vibrant culture in the Los Angeles area, Los Angeles Social Venture Partners (LASVP), the Academies for Social Entrepreneurship (ASE), and the University of Southern California partner to produce the "Social Innovation Fast Pitch" program. The Social Innovation Fast Pitch Program provides a free, two-month training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change in Greater LA. The goal of the program is to build the capacity of, and create visibility for, innovative local nonprofits and the social entrepreneurs who lead them. For more information about the Social Innovation Fast Pitch, visit http://www.socialinnovationpitch.org/.

SOURCE USC Stevens Institute for Innovation



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