xod Media donates 20% of its time to companies in need. At the end of June, xod Media helped sponsor the amazing “Social Innovation Challenge” event. The event was an incredible opportunity that brought together change makers, mentors, and funders all focused on bettering society. We couldn’t be more excited to work with the winner of the challenge and help shape their only presence! Check out this quick video about the event:

The two-day challenge started with a 60 second pitch. Every social innovator was given only 1 minute to sell their ideas to the crowd. The top 10 ideas advanced to the second day. These innovators would be competing for the grand prize of $10 000. The second day was a full day workshop that allowed these finalists to work with our professional mentors. These mentors helped these innovators refine their concept. They helped the participants focus on social impact, sustainability and feasibility. It was incredible to move from table to table and witness these experts help these social innovators take their ideas to the next level.

The final pitch competitions were inspiring! The finalists were given 3 minutes to expand on their ideas followed by 5 minutes of Q & A with expert panelists. This was where we really saw their passion come through. It must have been so difficult to choose the winner. We are so excited to be have been part of something so amazing.