On May 5, we closed out our third Jolkona Catalyst accelerator with a culmination PitchFest at the WeWork Coworking Office in South Lake Union. Jolkona Catalyst is an intensive, three-week accelerator for entrepreneurs from emerging countries. For our spring cohort, eight of the most promising entrepreneurs from Bangladesh traveled to Seattle for three weeks of mentor-based training and pitch coaching.
Our Catalyst entrepreneurs pitched their ventures in front of the Seattle social entrepreneurship community with fast, three-minute pitches. Their presentations were then judged by a panel of experts who provided feedback. Our judges included: Boris Jabes, co-founder of Meldium (acquired by LogMeIn); Jason Preston, co-founder of Dent the Future; and Janis Machala, Managing Partner of Paladin Partners.
After, our friends and supporters joined our Catalysts for a delicious Bangladeshi meal and networking. A big thank you to everyone who joined us for this inspirational evening! Interested in learning more about our Catalysts and their ventures? Visit our dedicated Catalyst page.
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