Civic Pitch Night

Date and Time TBD

Open to the public and FREE, but please get yourself and those you are bringing a ticket on our Eventbrite page so we can keep track of attendance and adjust venues based on audience size:



We are hosting a civic incubator pitch night, where we will be having a handful of people pitching their ideas that they believe will make Valparaiso better, and that they are willing to implement themselves. The audience will vote for their favorite idea and the winner will be awarded prize money to implement their plan.

We are asking that anyone who wants the opportunity to pitch their idea at this pitch night fills out the survey below, giving us the information we need to understand the idea you have.

"Is there an idea YOU want to implement to make Valpo's future even brighter? Complete this form and you may be selected to present your idea!

There will be a handful of five minute presentations, Q&A time, and a little networking mixer that will offer resources and refreshments. We'll have local experts in attendance to link up with attendees, think through idea logistics, marketing, and city processes behind making the next big idea a reality.

The first and second place winners will receive an in-kind donation to help you make your idea reality in our great city.

If you are submitting an idea on behalf of a group or organization, please know only one person can present the idea during our event.

If you'd like some direction for your idea, we recommend using the City's long term vision plan:

This form will close June 30th. Please limit submissions to one idea per person or group."




Want to financially support our event?

Donate or become an event sponsor!

Refreshment Sponsors:

We are looking for refreshment sponsors for our "social hour" after the pitches are done. Finger foods and drinks are preferred, but we are open to options, and will certainly take a monetary donation in place of physical food!

What you will receive for being a refreshment sponsor:

  • A section of a table at our event dedicated to you/your company and your refreshments either provided or purchased; promotional materials are welcome
  • Recognition of sponsorship in event programs
  • Email Newsletter recognition of sponsorship before and after the event (March and April update newsletters)

Other Sponsors:

We are also looking for general sponsors for the event, so if you are interested, reach out so we can discuss the terms of your sponsorship.

What you will receive for being a general sponsor:

  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship during Emcee’s portion of the evening
  • Recognition of sponsorship in event programs
  • Facebook recognition of sponsorship before and after the event
  • Email Newsletter recognition of sponsorship before and after the event (March and April update newsletters)

General Donations:

Click the Link Below to Donate to Our Organization:

You can also donate to our event directly by "purchasing" a donation ticket on our eventbrite page: