Dreamapolis recently announced that it will host PitchFeast, Indianapolis’ first micro-grant dinner on Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Speak Easy, 5255 N. Winthrop Ave. PitchFeast is a bi-monthly event where $5 provides you with dinner and a chance to award a micro-grant investment for a creative Indianapolis idea.
Yats, Amelia’s bakery, and Upland Brewery sponsor this month’s dinner, with 100 percent of the money generated going to the winning idea.
The purpose of PitchFeast is to independently crowd-source micro-grants and resources to fund ideas for entrepreneurs that traditionally would not have access. In an economy where funds for creative projects are difficult to secure, and traditional funders have limited resources for innovative work, PitchFeast works to provide small grants to catalyze innovation in Indianapolis.
Dreamapolis Co-Founder Jaron Garrett says that, “Indianapolis is a place with incredible ideas, and Dreamapolis wants to provide opportunities for those ideas to become a reality. PitchFeast is a unique opportunity for us to connect food and fellowship for a unique fundraising opportunity.”
By fostering broad community participation, PitchFeast also activates a network of support and participation that bridges socioeconomic and sector divides for experiences that go far beyond financial support.
As an Indianapolis-based organization, Dreamapolis works to help urban Indianapolis entrepreneurs start businesses by connecting them with critical tools and resources. To date, Dreamapolis has held 16 workshops that engaged 237 entrepreneurs; taught at two summer camps that educated over 50 local youth on the nuances of business and financial literacy; and also invested nearly $2,000 in creative Indianapolis ideas.
For further information about Dreamapolis and/or PitchFeast, visit Dreamapolis’ website at www.dreamapolis.com or call (317)-759-1820.