Impact Founders Challenge
The Impact Founders Challenge is an annual program focused on identifying, assisting, and growing the businesses of founders who come from diverse backgrounds. The program identifies founders of scalable and/or impact businesses and takes them through a process of 3 phases throughout a year:
- Spring Pitch Competition: This event offers up to 10 targeted and screened startups the chance to win their portion of $25,000 in pre-seed investment from Ankh Impact Ventures in addition to other specialty prizes. All teams are offered free coaching for the competition.
- Summer Mentoring: The winning teams of the Impact Founders Challenge Competition are offered customized coaching to help them demonstrate success with the pre-seed investment and get their businesses started.
- Progress Mentoring & Ongoing Launch Support: The Innovation Incubator will continue to provide mentorship, guidance, coaching, and access to resources to help successfully scale these businesses into the ecosystem and marketplace. The cohort of teams is prepped and presented with the opportunity to compete for larger seed round investments of $50k-$500K through Ankh Impact Ventures and other partners.
Spring Impact Founders Pitch
The CSUDH Innovation Incubator is proud to present the 2022 Impact Founders Pitch Event on April 21st showcasing entrepreneurs who are working on socially-driven ventures or are majority-owned by founders from diverse backgrounds. Impact founders from the CSUDH campus and around the region will compete in front of a live audience for $25,000 in total investments to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners from Ankh Impact Ventures, an impact-driven venture investment platform that invests in the next frontier by providing initial funding to agents of change that are daring to reimagine how we learn, live, and consume. Additionally, all finalists will receive 6 months of CSUDH Innovation Incubator mentoring on top of the opportunity to impress dozens of investors, VIPs, and collaborators. This special event is open to the public.
WANT TO PITCH? Register to pitch at: https://incubator.csudh.edu/impact-founders-pitch/
Register to attend: https://csudhimpactpitch2022.eventbrite.com
6:30 Event Begins