Kingston’s March Pitch Party and Awesome Hours!

March 15, 2013

March has some great days like Pi Day and the Ides of March, but the most awesome of them all is pitch night! Come out to Lone Star at 6:30PM on Thursday, 21 March and see what projects want $1,000 cash to make Kingston an even more awesome place.  Lone Star is generously waiving the requirements for us to rent the upstairs space, so if you don’t already have dinner plans, we invite you to come have supper there beforehand!  RSVP on the Facebook Event so we know you’re coming – it’s free and open to all.
If you’ve never been out to a pitch night before, the format is similar to Dragon’s Den: each project gets 90 seconds to make an “elevator pitch”, followed by a 7-minute open Q&A from the audience. After all the pitches have presented, the trustees ‘scrum’ to pick one project that’ll walk away with $1,000 cash in a designer paper lunchbag. Check out last month’s pitch party wrap-up!
But that’s not all!  Stick around after the microgrant is given away for Awesome Hours – a time to hang out with trustees, volunteers, past pitchers, and enthusiastic community members to chat about the Awesome Foundation, your project idea, or anything else you want!
Awesome Kingston held its inaugural pitch party in November 2011 and has been around for over a year in the Limestone City.  Since then, we’ve funded some great projects geared toward making Kingston even more awesome.  We give away a $1,000 no-strings-attached microgrant each month funded by 10 trustees from the community.  Got an idea yourself?  Come out to the pitch night to see what we’re all about, and apply through the website!
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