Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking
What: BOOST is a project of the Delta Emerging Leaders, an associate board of Delta Institute that empowers young leaders to advance innovation and sustainability in the Midwest.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 7:00-10:00pm
Where: Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
Who: Chicago’s rising talent, working together to create a greener, healthier Midwest for today and tomorrow.
BOOST is a live, crowd-funded pitchfest in support of solving environmental challenges in Chicago and around the Midwest. It is an initiative of the Delta Emerging Leaders, an associate board of Delta Institute, that empowers young leaders to advance innovation and sustainability in the Midwest. Social entrepreneurs with unique and innovative projects pitch their concepts to a live audience at BOOST. Audience members vote with their ticket contributions to determine the winner who will receive a BOOST grant. Grant funds are raised by the Delta Emerging Leaders through sponsorship and ticket sales. Cumulatively, BOOST has provided $45,000 to 12 innovative projects in Chicago over the past six years. 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.
Sponsorship opportunities are available to support innovative emerging entrepreneurs focused on solving environmental challenges in the Midwest. Financial donations and in-kind goods and services are eligible to receive the following recognition (benefits below are cumulative). Sponsorship levels include:
Blue: $500 Sponsorship:
Green: $1000 Sponsorship: Includes all Blue-level recognitions, and...
Gold: $1500 Sponsorship: Includes all Green-level recognitions, and...
Platinum: $3000 Sponsorship: Includes all Gold-level recognitions, and...
*BOOST Grant Winners