Pitch For Progress Competition is a global startup pitch competition that aims to highlight and empower entrepreneurs making progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
In this free and open competition, entrepreneurs or teams building a “For Progress Company” can submit a 1-minute pitch video and apply to join their Pitch for Progress Demo Day, an online event broadcast to thousands of global attendees and judged by top venture capitalists. The winner of the Demo Day will get access to a lucrative prize pool from top global organizations.
Why submit your pitch?
Global Platform: The Pitch for Progress competition is powered by the Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator. In addition to promoting the finalists across their network of 750,000+ members and followers, they anticipate over 3,000 attendees at their Pitch for Progress Demo Day.
Prizes: The top-ranked pitch from the Demo Day will be crowned the Pitch for Progress Champion, receiving a lucrative prize pool that includes free mentorship, acceleration, PR, and other services from top global organizations like ChangeNOW, Publicize, Hubspot, Founder Institute, and more.
Recognition: In addition to the PR services provided to the winner, the top 3 Finalists will also be promoted and recognized as ESG startup leaders, whose impact has been validated on the global stage.
- Have a business, or business idea, with less than $1,000,000 USD in funding.
- Business must, in the sole discretion of the Founder Institute, be creating products that can positively shape the future of the society, including those addressing gender and racial equality, space exploration, clean technology, food and water, fertility, financial inclusion, housing and urban planning, governance and democracy, education, healthcare and biotech, and other related fields.
- Submit a public, 1-minute video adhering to their best practices.