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Digital Empowers’ PITCH FOR PURPOSE is a startup competition celebrating social entrepreneurs and their ideas that will change the world.

Pitch for Purpose—organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in collaboration with SEED SPOT—recognizes mission-driven founders whose startups leverage emerging technology and innovation to address social and environmental challenges.

The competition is open to founders of U.S.-based early-stage tech ventures using their startup as a force for good.  

Pitch for Purpose applicants will gain access to resources to help build their startup, and if among the six leading social entrepreneurs selected to compete in the live-pitch event, founders will receive access to additional in-kind business services, mentorship, and direct capital to take their startup to the next level. 

Pitch for Purpose will be held in conjunction with the 2020 Digital Empowers National Summit taking place virtually on October 7-8.  

Pitching live on a virtual summit stage, founders will also have the chance to promote their ventures to a global audience of technology and social impact leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors—as well as the opportunity to win $15,000 from TCS. 

Visit the Pitch for Purpose Overview for more information on eligibility, timeline, and finalist visibility and benefits.


Application Submission Deadline: August 21



Digital Empowers, a national campaign led in partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services, celebrates the crucial role technology plays in improving our world. 

Emerging technologies have transformed the way we work—from the way companies do business and engage their value chains, to the way governments and nonprofits serve their communities. The greatest opportunity, however, lies in the capabilities these technologies bring to transform society.  

By leveraging the ingenuity and resources of the private sector, the innovative capacity of entrepreneurs, and the collective assets of governments, NGOs, and civil society—we can create sustainable, scalable solutions to alleviate our most pressing societal and sustainability challenges.  
Digital Empowers programming seeks to educate and explore, inspire and challenge, and ultimately connect business and community leaders shaping the future of innovation and social impact by showcasing the creative applications and partnerships that are accelerating innovation and bringing greater equity and access to individuals and communities around the world. 

For more information about Digital Empowers visit: us.digitalempowers.org