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Digital Empowers' Pitch for Purpose is a startup competition celebrating social entrepreneurs and their ideas that will change the world. Over 200 founders from across the U.S. applied to our 2021 competition. Eight finalists were identified to compete at a live pitch competition on November 18th for their chance at $15,000 and additional services, expert mentorship and network support to take their start-up to the next level.
Thursday, November 18th, 2021 – 2-3:30 pm ET
2:00 – 2:05 pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks from Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services
2:05 – 2:06 pm – Opening address from Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson
2:06 – 2:15 pm – Ahva Sadeghi, CEO and Co-Founder of Symba and past Pitch for Purpose winner will moderate the event and introduce the panel of expert judges to the virtual stage.
2:15 – 3:15 pm – Finalists pitch their solution followed by Q&A with the expert judging panel
3:15 – 3:25 pm – Keynote presentation featuring remarks from Ananth Krishnan, EVP and CTO, Tata Consultancy Services
3:25 – 3:30 pm – Announcement of Winner
3:30 pm – Event Close
Click here to see the full 2021 competition details and Terms and Conditions
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