3 Reasons You Have to Attend the Social Innovation Fast Pitch in Seattle

Mark Horoszowski

Mark Horoszowski is the co-founder and CEO of MovingWorlds.org.

There is a social impact showdown happening in Seattle on October 18th. It’s going to be featuring some of the most socially innovative projects – both for profit and non-profit – in the Seattle area, and beyond.

But other than supporting some cool organizations, why should you throw down and buy a ticket to the Social Innovation Fast Pitch?

1. Support Things That Matter

Social innovators need you to be here. Your ticket doesn’t simply fund an event, it funds social innovation. Not just now, but in the future. The simple act of you coming to the event (or donating to it) means that you believe that socially innovative projects can help build a better world. And they can. According to the Acumen Fund and other leading impact investors, socially innovative organizations are responsible for tackling everything from alleviating poverty to improving healthcare. And not just big organizations like the Gates Foundations, but small organizations, like Microryza, are not only creating jobs, but are tackling some of the world’s most major problems. Come watch Microryza and other social enterprises compete for over $100,000 worth of investment to accelerate their impact.

2. Get Inspired

Beyond the fact that Nathan Myhrvold will be keynoting the event, amazing non-profits and for-profits will be showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative projects. You can read about all of them on the announcement about the SIFP finalists.

3. To Believe in a Brighter Future

This time, the best reason was saved for last. One of the unique aspects of the social innovation fast pitch is its youth track. Two high school companies and two university companies will be showcasing the innovative projects that will help make the world a better place. Motivating, inspiring, and educational, these students are truly the best and brightest, and their work will inspire children and grandparents alike. With youth like this, we no longer have to worry about our future – come see them in action!

If you haven’t yet, buy tickets, and come support some of the finest social innovation projects in the world!