2016 Spark Tank Pitch Fest

Sep. 30, 2016

Dodson Theater
Bitwise South Stadium

Enter the Pitch Fest!

People who wish to enter the Spark Tank simply submit a business plan using the approved template to the Center for Community Transformation by Sept 1. If it makes the cut, you will be invited to pitch your proposal on Sept 30 in front of a panel and live audience at the Spark Tank Pitch Fest.

The purpose of the Spark Tank is to stimulate the start-up of social enterprises strategically connected to churches or Community Benefit Organizations. A social enterprise has to demonstrate the triple bottom line — that is, 1) financial sustainability, 2) a clear intent to impact a specific social problem, and 3) something that is non-toxic for the environment. It can be proposed as under the umbrella of the organization, or by an individual entrepreneur that has structured the enterprise to benefit the organization either by providing a revenue stream or by helping to accomplish one of the organization’s goals.

To Compete:

Send in your entry using the Business Plan Contest Template to the Center for Community Transformation by September 1, 2016 via email  to
or mail to
Center for Community Transformation
1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
Fresno CA 93702

Social Business Plan Template Final2016.pdf

Come cheer on Churches and Faith-based Organizations while they pitch their social enterprise ideas, (business for the common good) to a panel of experts and try for up to a $3,000 start-up investment.

Its Free to Watch but please register; seating is limited.