Return to the Latest

YI Wins LA Social Innovation Fast Pitch Competition Judges’ Award!

Our California Director knocked it out of the park tonight out here in LA.

The concept was simple: American Idol for non-profits. 10 contestants made it to the finals with 10 ideas to fund and 3 minutes to sell it to judges on stage and a packed audience (including many interested foundations). Tamika pitched an expansion of our mobile app that brings health care educational information to young people, explaining things like where to go to find a free clinic and how to enroll in insurance. She has been prepping for this social innovation competition for well over a month now, and it showed.

There were a variety of awards given out, but we won the biggest one – the Judges’ Award of $15,000!!
 Tamika fast pitch
Check out Tamika, her coaches, and former LA Mayor Richard Riordan with the large check. Write in the comments to congratulate her (and Alex for all his prep work) for a job well done!