Are you launching a start-up or early stage growth company? Can you demonstrate commitment to delivering lasting social or environmental impact? If so, we want to hear from you.IESE is excited to be partnering with Mustard Seed to host the Mustard Seed Fast Pitching Competition on February 27, during IESE’s annual flagship conference:Doing Good Doing Well Conference

How it Works:

The pitch competition is open to entrepreneurs in start-up or early growth phase, who can clearly identify a social and/or environmental mission, their target market, and how they plan to scale their business and also a measurable impact. Interested individuals or teams should read the eligibility criteria (outlined on DGDW website), prepare a two-minute pitch video, and submit their entries via the Mustard Seed website. All those who submit, whether they make it to the final stages or not are welcome to attend the final pitching event on February 27.

What is Mustard Seed?

Mustard Seed is passionate about enabling the brightest and best talent to create sustainable and impactful businesses of the future. Co-founded by Alex Pitt and Henry Wigan in 2013, Mustard Seed addresses a rising appetite for entrepreneurship and socially-minded enterprise among graduates. By investing in business with a clearly defined social or environmental mission, Mustard Seed bridges a critical funding gap to support early stage ventures.

How Mustard Seed Invests?

Mustard Seed cares about your motivations: why are you starting a company? From the final event, the Mustard Seed Investment Committee will select the Top 5 Finalists for consideration. The Audience will select one of these winners. Mustard Seed typically invests between $100,000 and $800,000 and provides significant support toward scaling through its global member network.

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? COME PITCH AT DGDW FOR INVESTMENT CONSIDERATION BY MUSTARD SEED.

How to Apply?

To apply, put together a 2-minute pitch video answering the following:
• What social/environmental problem are you solving and how?
• Why are you the right team to solve this problem?
• What traction do you have (users, revenue, prototypes, etc.)?
• How does your business make money? How does it scale?
• How much money are you seeking and how will you spend it?
• How is this start-up going to make the world a better place?

Video pitches must be submitted by February 18 via www.mustardseedimpact.com/events
The 15 Finalists will be announced by midnight on February 19, 2015.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact any of the DGDW content team: Desirée (Desiree.Montealegre@iese.net), Indira (Indira.campos@iese.net) and Marcelo (Marcelo.Daher@iese.net)