Click here to read the American Outlook magazine article about How Indianapolis used sports to grow its economy and turn the city around.
Indianapolis Pitch Competitions
PITCH Your Idea
Do you want to be in our next venture competition?
Companies that deliver both economic and social returns are encouraged to apply. The competition focuses on three questions:
- What socio-economic problem are you addressing?
- What is your company’s solution?
- How do you deliver profit to investors?
Below are the three winners selected for investment at the inaugural Jaylon Smith Minority Entrepreneurship Institute pitch competition that took place on July 12, 2019.
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Presnell Educational Plantation
River West Coffee
From Bright Ideas Indiana. Read the full post here. Jeff Sparks is a Fellow at the Sagamore Institute and a board member of the Southeast Neighborhood Development Corporation (SEND) where he serves as Chairman of the Twin Aire Ad Hoc Committee focusing on renewing that neighborhood of Indianapolis. The decision to do this type of […]
On November 8, 2018, Sagamore Institute hosted the 4th Annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship and inaugural Venture Competition at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Here are some of the speeches given from the event:
Indianapolis experienced the same flight to the suburbs that plagued many Midwestern cities in the 1960s- 70s. In response, civic leaders conceived a big idea: to rebuild the downtown by making it the amateur sports capital of the world. Never mind that it lacked any notable amateur sports assets at the time or that the […]
The Indiana Compassion Map allows users to explore the richness and diversity of over 11,000 of the state’s community healing organizations, learning more about what they do and where they are located. Indiana’s nonprofit sector is robust and large. The Indiana Compassion Map allows users to explore the richness and diversity of over 11,000 of the state’s […]