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

Past Events

2019 MEI Indiana Showcase Recap


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 […]

Prison Entrepreneurship Program 2019 Pitch Competition


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 PEP graduate-owned companies, competing in a PEP pitch-competition, with judges and real investor dollars available to accelerate their businesses for social good. The […]

2018 Indianapolis Pitch Competition Review


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 […]