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October 25, 2012
Young Invincibles Wins Judges Award at Social Innovation Fast Pitch Competition
Health Care Finder Mobile App Pitch Chosen for Top Award
[LOS ANGELES, CA] – Last night, Young Invincibles won the $15,000 Judges’ award at the Social Innovation Fast Pitch competition, a two-month communication skills training program and competition for innovative nonprofits hosted by the Los Angeles Social Venture Partners.
Young Invincibles California Director Tamika Butler gave the winning presentation, highlighting YI’s new “Your Health Care Finder” mobile application that brings health care educational information to young adults. The mobile app helps users find where to go for a free clinic and how to enroll in insurance, among other educational aspects. The app is being rolled out this fall in communities around LA, with outreach specifically targeting low-income young adults. The app is free to download and is available on any smartphone. California currently has almost 3 million uninsured young adults.
“We were thrilled that the judges chose our project,” said Young Invincibles California Office Director, Tamika Butler. “This prize will help us educate more young people on their health care and health insurance options and help maximize the positive impact of the new health care law on young Americans throughout California.”
To download the app for your iPhone, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/healthcare-finder-los-angeles/id565089177?mt=8&ls=1
To download the app for your Android smartphone, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.younginvincibles.healthcarela
The event, held at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, allowed 10 finalists to make three-minute pitches to a panel of judges and an audience of hundreds, including investors, business and nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, foundation executives and other influencers in Southern California’s entrepreneurial community.
Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to mobilizing and expanding opportunities for all young Americans between 18 and 34 years of age.