Potluck & Pitch: Crowd-Funding Event

What is a pitch?

●     Short/brief explanation (usually 5 minute presentation) of project and why it should be put into action.

 Why are we pitching our idea?

●     To provide a platform and seed funding for the Columbus community to share homegrown ideas to improve local food access and food systems.

●     Help early stage ideas gain traction and solicit feedback from the community.

●     To receive micro-grant to kick-start project.

Who are we pitching to?

●     Community members
●     Funders

How do we pitch?

●     Each presenter has five minutes to share their idea and answer three-four questions from the audience.

●     We only have 2 rules: (From Detroit Soup)

○     1. Projects must benefit the Columbus region.

○     2. Presenters cannot use technology to present their idea. (so no videos, audio files, powerpoints, etc)

What happens next?

●     Submit the following project micro-grant proposal by Nov. 3, 2017.
  •  Potluck + Pitch Night: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 6-8pm, at the W.C. Bradley Museum

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* 1. Title of Project:

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* 2. Describe your idea in three brief sentences:

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* 3. How is your idea different from what is happening or previously happened in your community?

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* 4. How will you be spending this micro-grant to achieve maximum impact over the next three to six months ($500 minimum, $2500 maximum)?

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* 5. How would you spend this grant if it were  one of the following funding levels: $10,000 or $25,000 or $50,000?

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* 6. Please list the project coordinator(s)who will be responsible for project expense and progress reports

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* 7. Contact details for project coordinator