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Civic Accelerator Entrepreneur Pitch and Showcase, a joint venture between Points of Light and Village Capital

Points of Light and Village Capital

Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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It is a pleasure to invite you to the Civic Accelerator Entrepreneur Pitch and Showcase, a joint venture between Points of Light and Village Capital, for an evening of inquiry and interaction with the 2012 - 2013 Civic Accelerator cohort. You will join other hand-picked successful entrepreneurs, civic leaders, investors and philanthropists for conversation with the most innovative civic start-ups in the country. We hope you can make it on the 31st to meet these amazing impact entrepreneurs. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions.

 

Name of Event: Civic Accelerator Entrepreneur Pitch and Showcase

Event Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Event Hours: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Dinner and Beverages will be provided.

Host Venue: Hub Seattle 

Address: 220 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown Seattle) 

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Liza Doyle at ldoyle@dynamigroup.com 

              or (c) 678.900.4807. 

 

 

About the Civic Accelerator

Points of Light and Village Capital have partnered to create the Civic Accelerator, which invests in startups that engage people to use their time, talent, voice and money to build stronger communities. We help entrepreneurs launch innovative solutions by providing mentoring, peer support, entrepreneurial education and investment as part of an intensive 12-week program. The Civic Accelerator is made possible by PwC Charitable Foundation Inc. and Starbucks Coffee Company.

 

10 Selected Ventures included in 1st Cohort:

AltruHelp        

Founder(s):           Mathew Paisner, CEO, Antoinne Machal-Cajigas, COO and Michael Saris, Director of Design & Human Capital

Description:          Software solution and online community to increase volunteerism and millennial civic engagement

Structure:               For-profit

Location:               Boston, MA

Web-Site:              www.altruhelp.com

 

BOULD

Founder(s):           Shane Gring, CEO          

Description:          Connecting students with real world experience necessary for green careers

Structure:               For-profit

Location:               Denver, CO

Web-Site:              www.bebould.com

 

CareerVillage     

Founder(s):           Chief Village Elders Jared Chung and Jennifer Pan

Description:          Working professionals provide career info and advice directly to students

Structure:               Nonprofit

Location:               Boston, MA

Web-Site:              www.careervillage.org

 

Generation Citizen    

Founder(s):           Scott Warren, Executive Director and Daniel Millenson, Managing Director

Description:          Empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens

Structure:               Nonprofit

Location:               New York, NY

Web-Site:              www.generationcitizen.org

 

GivKwik                                    

Founder(s):           Jason Rosado, CEO

Description:          Givkwik is a social, mobile and web platform that inspires impulse philanthropy

Structure:               For-profit

Location:               San Francisco, CA

Web-Site               www.givkwik.com

 

HopeMob            

Founder(s):           Shaun King, CEO        

Description:          HopeMob unites strangers together to rally behind people with pressing needs

Structure:               Nonprofit

Location:               New York, NY

Web-Site:              www.hopemob.org

 

Moneythink

Founder(s):           Ted Gonder, Executive Director 

Description:          Empowers urban teenagers to make and manage money

Structure:               Nonprofit

Location:               Chicago, IL

Web-Site:              www.moneythink.org

 

MyMaryland

Founder(s):           Ben Simon, President

Description:          MyMaryland is democracy’s first 24/7 online town hall

Structure:               Nonprofit

Location:               Silver Spring, MD

Web-Site:              www.mymaryland.net

 

SMALLKNOT       

Founder(s):           Jay Lee, CEO, Ben Rossen, COO and Jason Punzalan, CTO     

Description:          Smallknot is a community crowdfunding platform for small businesses

Structure:               For-profit

Location:               New York, NY

Web-Site:              www.smallknot.com

 

UBELONG                      

Founder(s):           Co-Founders Cedric Hodgeman and Raul Roman  

Description:          Popularizing international volunteering and learning

Structure:               For-profit

Location:               Washington, D.C.

Web-Site:              www.ubelong.org

 

Have questions about Civic Accelerator Entrepreneur Pitch and Showcase, a joint venture between Points of Light and Village Capital? Contact Points of Light and Village Capital

When & Where

220 2nd Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98104

Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)


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Organizer

Points of Light and Village Capital

Points of Light is the leading volunteer organization with a  mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. In 2011, 4.3 million people tackled problems in their communities through our networks including HandsOn Action Centers, generationOn, AmeriCorps Alums and Corporate Institute. The Civic Incubator, a division of Points of Light, serves as a catalyst for innovation by supporting, investing and helping to grow the impact of social entrepreneurs and their civic ventures through several programs including the Civic Accelerator.

Village Capital provides opportunity to enterprises improving their communities and the world. Over 250 entrepreneurs have gone through 14 Village Capital programs worldwide, and Village Capital has enabled over $2 million in investment directly into companies through a unique model where the entrepreneurs themselves select investment.

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