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Second Annual Cleveland Colectivo Pitch for Change

Cleveland Colectivo

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Second Annual Cleveland Colectivo Pitch for Change

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Do you have an innovative idea to make Cleveland even better than it already is? Do you need a small grant to make it happen? We invite you to share it with us on Thursday, February 28, at our fast pitch presentation event at Shaker Launch House, 3558 Lee Road, from 5:30-8:30pm. Here are the rules:

  • All interested applicants must pre-register online with your name and your project name in order to be a presenter at the event. Registration will begin on Monday, February 25, at noon. At that time, please visit for the link to the registration form. The first forty registrants will have an opportunity to present their project for a chance to be awarded funding. Registration will close as soon as we have reached forty, the limit of presenters.

  • Each presenter will be assigned a number and must present in that order – number one will be our first presentation and number forty our last.

  • Each presenter will have two minutes to pitch their project idea to the crowd. A timekeeper will stop you at the two minute time limit. You can use that time as you like, but we recommend including the following information:

    1. A one sentence "elevator speech" about your project, plan or idea that includes: who will do what, when they will do it, where, and how.

    2. Why are you doing it? Explain what the need or opportunity is, what you and other people involved bring to the table, and how this project will create “real, lasting change” in the community. Projects must be based in Cleveland or the inner-ring suburbs.

    3. The full amount requested and whether your project will work with partial funding. Cleveland Colectivo grants range from $500 to $5,000, with an average grant size about $1,500. Please keep in mind that projects selected for funding, may receive partial funding.

  • We encourage you to be creative in your presentation, but audio-visual equipment will not be available or permitted as part of your presentation.

  • A $5 donation is suggested for all attendees.
  • The audience will vote that night for one winner, who will receive the donations collected that night. The top three crowd favorites will automatically be invited to join round two which includes a written application and a Q&A session with Colectivo members.

  • Members of the Cleveland Colectivo will select additional projects to partipate in round two from the remaining presenters. Projects that are invited to submit an application will have one month to complete a full application and participate in the Q&A session.

  • Funding for grant recipients will be distributed by May of 2013. Please ensure your project idea works with this timeline.

Questions? Concerns? Email for more information.

Have questions about Second Annual Cleveland Colectivo Pitch for Change? Contact Cleveland Colectivo

When & Where

Shaker LaunchHouse
3558 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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Cleveland Colectivo

The Cleveland Colectivo is a group of like-minded friends, neighbors, and colleagues who have joined together for the purpose of collective giving. Our mission is to strengthen our community through collective investments that identify and nurture innovative projects. We pool our funds and share our energy to invest it back into projects that we see as worthwhile and exciting in Cleveland. Each member contributes to The Colectivo quarterly and together we choose projects to support.

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