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(CHICAGO) – In a city where a growing community of entrepreneurs and decision-makers are leading a national conversation around sustainability, several of Chicago’s emerging green projects will take center stage to make their pitch for exposure and seed funding cash prizes.
BOOST (Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking) is a live, crowd-funded pitch fest in support of energy, ecosystem, and waste innovations in Chicago. The event, in its third year, allows community members to directly invest in inspiring environmental projects.
“BOOST allows community members to directly invest in and support the innovations that they want to see in Chicago,” said Sam Schiller, DEL Co-Chair. “This year’s slate represents just how innovative and forward thinking the sustainability movement is here in Chicago.”
The event is hosted by the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs), an associate board of the Delta Institute, a nonprofit that works to build both a resilient environment and economy through sustainable solutions. BOOST culminates in a live event where social entrepreneurs present their projects in front of a live audience who, through ticket purchases, contribute to the available pool of project funding. The crowd votes at the end of the night to determine which social ventures receive funding, which is expected to exceed $3,000. Projects also receive a tailored package of in-kind resources in addition to the support of the BOOST community.
“This community-driven approach to financing social ventures overcomes a funding barrier for local entrepreneurs and engages hundreds of people to directly invest in the future of Chicago,” said Jean Pogge, CEO of the Delta Institute.
This year’s event will be held from 7-10 p.m. on December 2, at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are $30 in advance at http://bit.ly/1oLVRPZ or $35 at the door.
On the slate are four projects:
Sponsors for the event include:
About the DELs: The Delta Emerging Leaders is the associate board of Delta Institute that empowers young leaders to advance innovation and sustainability in Chicago.
About Delta Institute: Delta Institute is a nonprofit organization that works throughout the Great Lakes region to build a resilient environment and economy through sustainable, market-driven solutions. Visit online at http://www.delta-institute.org.
Web Links: www.delta-institute.org/boost