If you are socially focused start-up who wants to change the world though new media than you consider pitching your idea at the wemedia PitchIt competition this year. To follow are the details from the good folks at wemedia.
Got a big idea for a commerical or social startup? Bring it to We Media.
The 2012 We Media PitchIt Challenge is open to entries.
PitchIt helps would-be entrepreneurs turn their bold ideas for innovative digital media startups into something real.
PitchIt offers $25,000 in seed funding to each of two winners, along with online feedback and support from a global network of media, tech and social leaders, investors and digital creatives. We also connect our winners with a world-class network of mentors and advisers.
Hurry - the submission deadline is March 13.
A group of 6-8 finalists will pitch their ideas live before a panel of expert judges and the audience at the We Media 2012 conference on April 18 at Gannett, Inc., in McLean, Virginia. The public can also comment and vote on the ideas submitted online. The three ideas with the most votes will be named Community Choice winners.
Last year StartupSmart named PitchIt one of the world's top startup challenges. We're really not looking for fully formed startups. We're interested in brilliant ideas and people who can pull them off. If you've been sketching out plans for something wonderful, powerful and world-changing - or just thinking about it - then get going and submit your idea.
We can also use your help to spread the word. Here's a line you can copy-paste and tweet or share on Facebook:
Got a big idea? Bring it to the We Media PitchIt Challenge. $50k to help turn two big ideas into something real. http://ow.ly/8OI9U
PitchIt is sponsored by the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Our partners include Ashoka Changemakers, a global network of social entrepreneurs, and Gannett, Inc., the US media company that publishes USAToday.
Meanwhile, if you'd like to attend the 2012 We Media conference on April 18 (which includes the PitchIt finals), register now at:http://wmpitchit.eventbrite.