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CHICAGO+acumen Presents The Moral Pitch

- Monday, May 14, 2012

Guest Post by CHICAGO+acumen


Seeing is Believing at The Moral Pitch: A Demo for Decency Event

Tired of hearing people talk about "saving the world?" Snoozefest...ZzzZzz...We were too! So we created a competition to feature those rare social innovators with visions big enough to actually do it and with solutions tangible enough to prove it.

On May 24, 2012, CHICAGO+acumen would like to welcome supporters of social enterprise and social change to The Moral Pitch: A Demo for Decency. Hosted at Chicago's newest innovation hub, 1871, The Moral Pitch is a business pitch competition showcasing innovators with demo-ready products and solutions that directly address social needs. Four social enterprises will compete to win prizes and services that help foster the growth of their endeavors and help achieve the visions that they've demo-ed.

All proceeds of the event will go to Acumen Fund, a non-profit venture fund that has pioneered a model that combines the best of charity and economic markets to change the way the world tackles poverty! Since its founding in 2001, Acumen Fund has invested more than $70 million of philanthropic capital in 65 breakthrough enterprises that serve the poor by providing access to health, energy, housing, water, agriculture, and education to low-income customers in South Asia, East Africa, and West Africa.

CHICAGO+acumen is a volunteer-organized chapter that supports the mission of Acumen Fund by spreading awareness of its pioneering work and fundraising to expand the growth of its projects. We are excited to show off the bold ingenuity of Chicago-based social entrepreneurs and to invite fans of social change in on the spectacle. If you're interested in seeing how a "saved world" will be achieved, or in meeting other local dreamers, do-gooders, and changemakers, The Moral Pitch: A Demo for Decency is the must attend event.

To find out more details about the event and purchase tickets to attend, please visit our event page,, or visit us on Facebook.



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