Back in December we wrote about COMMON, a creative community for accelerating social change, and COMMON Pitch NYC. That event highlighted the brightest ideas for collaborative consumption — the ways social technologies help us to borrow, share and trade everything we need.
Now, COMMON is back in our sights, following its Threadless typography competition, with a new focus on fostering American innovation. For the upcoming event, Pitch Milwaukee: American Innovation, COMMON is searching for eight promising startups working hard to redefine business in America.
The best candidates will represent products or services that improve on (or completely reinvent) an existing American industry, helping to make it more sustainable, more profitable, more community oriented, more ethical – and maybe even more fun.
Selected applicants will have five minutes onstage to pitch their American Dream to a panel of celebrity judges and a live and digital crowd of thousands, competing for cash, prizes and a suite of services to help accelerate their startups. They’ll also receive mentoring, preparatory support, media love and the incredible experience of COMMON Pitch.
So far speakers and judges have yet to be announced, but applications open today and are due in by May 18th. If you’re interested, you can apply via the link below!
For more on COMMON, learn more about how social good gets its own accelerator