SOURCE is an initiative that links entrepreneurs and investors focused on social challenges that affect low-wealth Americans.
Join us for the Healthcare in Philadelphia Pitchfest:
When: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Philadelphia, PA
What: Come support healthcare entrepreneurs bridging the "health-wealth" gap and improving access to care and treatment for low-wealth individuals as they pitch their company for one of three $1,000 grant prizes: one via peer-selection by the participating companies, one by Investors’ Circle’s local angel investors, and one for the highest social impact potential as determined by the audience.
Both immediately before and after the pitches, there will be an opportunity to network with the participating entrepreneurs, local investors, and other individuals from the Philadelphia startup community. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This pitchfest is open to the public and the culminating event of the of the 2015 SOURCE Forum: Healthcare in Philadelphia. This forum is the first of two -- the second one will take place in Raleigh/Durham on June 18th -- meant to facilitate discussions between entrepreneurs and local investors about the challenges and opportunities within the region's healthcare ecosystem. In addition to this pitchfest, these forums include a capital roundtable and one-on-one mentoring with local investors.
Register here: Healthcare Philadelphia Pitchfest
If you have any questions, please contact Village Capital's Associate, Allyson Plosko, at email@example.com.
Apply for the 2015 SOURCE Healthcare Venture Forums!
SOURCE, a collaboration between The Hitachi Foundation, Village Capital, and Investors’ Circle, is launching two pitchfest opportunities in Philadelphia and Durham aimed at uncovering entrepreneurial solutions that address the challenges low-wealth individuals encounter at the intersection of health and wealth. For example, low-income individuals are five times more likely to report being in poor health compared to those with higher incomes. We are especially interested in entrepreneurs with solutions that will increase and/or improve access to healthcare and treatment for low-wealth individuals.
We are seeking 12 to 15 innovative ventures to participate at each of the full-day events that will include a capital roundtable with local investors, a sample of Village Capital’s curriculum, and one-on-one mentoring from investors.
Each forum will culminate in a pitchfest to leading investors in the two regions. Three $1,000 prizes will be awarded: one through a peer-selection process, one by Investors’ Circle’s local angel investors, and an audience vote that honors mission alignment.
The Philadelphia Forum will be held June 3rd and the Raleigh/Durham Forum held June 18th.
The deadline to apply for the Philadelphia forum is May 14th, 2015 and June 1st, 2015 for the Raleigh/Durham forum.
To apply, click here: Healthcare in Philadelphia and Raleigh/Durham
To learn more about these upcoming forums, please contact Allyson Plosko, Associate, Healthcare, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is SOURCE?
The SOURCE initiative connects entrepreneurs building market-based solutions with the investment capital, mentoring, and support needed to grow their businesses.
SOURCE works with groups of roughly fifteen entrepreneurs in cohorts focused on specific problems that lend themselves to entrepreneurial solutions.The initiative engaged the entire value chain of customers, policymakers, corporate partners, and local assets to find viable entrepreneurial solutions to societal issues.
SOURCE brings local investors together with entrepreneurs. At the conclusion of each three month cohort, the entrepreneurs select the two most promising businesses from among their peers for investment capital.
SOURCE builds a pipeline of high-growth, solutions-based companies and strengthens the entrepreneurial ecosystems in strategic U.S. regions.
SOURCE seeks to create a greater awareness in America about the important role businesses play in the nation's economic and social fabric.
Partners for the upcoming Health Forums:
5.4.15 2015 SOURCE Forums: Healthcare in Philadelphia & Raleigh/Durham
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