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Commonwealth pitch competitions bring entrepreneurs and impact investors together to create businesses that strengthen communities.

PITCH COMPETITIONS

Entrepreneurs

Commonwealth pitch competitions bring entrepreneurs and impact investors together to create businesses that strengthen communities. Do you want to be in our next venture competition?

Companies that deliver both economic and social returns are encouraged to apply.

Investors

Commonwealth engages faith-driven investors, motivated to activate their capital for impact investing. Do you want to get involved in our next venture competition?

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Past Events

2019 MEI Indiana Showcase Recap

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On July 12, 2019 MEI and Commonwealth held a pitch competition in Fort Wayne. Here are some of the results: 5 Presenters from more than 60 applicants 4 Sharks including Jaylon Smith, Mark Music, Jane DeHaven, and Gary Brackett $195,000 investment capital awarded 50+ Families of minority youth & parents attended 1st Place Hurry Home […]

PEP 2019 Pitch Competition

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On November 20th, 2019, the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) hosted the “Barbed Wire to Business Accelerator—Fueling Growth through Impact Investing” event at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The event showcased three Prison Entrepreneurship Program graduate-owned companies.  Sharks included Mark Holden (Koch Industries), Biggs Burke (record executive and film producer), Doug Deason (Dallas investor), and […]

2018 Indianapolis Pitch Competition Review

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The New Corporate Responsibility: Social Impact On November 8, 2018, Sagamore Institute hosted the 4th Annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship and inaugural Pitch Competition at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. For more about the event, click here. The Finalists The five companies selected to compete on the Pacers court for the pitch competition are fighting some […]