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SEED20 2018

Apr 16 , 2018 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

$65 - $85

Presented by: Social Venture Partners

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SEED20 2018

Apr 16 , 2018 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

$65 - $85

Presented by: Social Venture Partners

Created by Social Venture Partners (SVP), the annual SEED20 program identifies, highlights and connects the community to our region’s most innovative ideas for tackling pressing social challenges.

Held at the Bechtler Museum and Knight Theater on April 16, 2018, SEED20 OnStage is more than a competition. It’s also a big celebration—a chance to network and support social entrepreneurs and the energy and ideas they bring to our region. For 2018, we are introducing reserved seating, so gather your friends and colleagues and be sure to purchase your tickets early for the best seats. 

All twenty nonprofit entrepreneurs will be showcased at the event. Vying for prizes, up to ten finalists will give fast-paced three-minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and to the live audience. You, as part of the audience, will have a chance to vote for your favorite!

Ticket price includes:  Admission to the high-energy, inspiring pitch competition as well as drinks, dinner and mingling before and after the event. You asked and we're delivering! With an extended Happy Hour before the live event and reserved seating, this year you'll have more time to enjoy your dinner and get to know the nonprofits.

5:30 - 7:00 PM Happy Hour: Dinner, drinks and meet the SEED20 Class of 2018!
7:00 - 8:30 PM SEED20 OnStage
8:30 - 10:00 PM After Party: Dessert, drinks and celebrate the SEED20 Class of 2018!

Want to enhance your experience and increase your support of SEED20? Become a Cultivator for $1,000 and receive:

Two premium tickets
Priority entrance 
Wells Fargo Cultivator Common - Suite with cocktails and more!
Recognition in the SEED20 program

Learn more and become a Cultivator.

SEED20 is made possible with the generous support of our Sponsors: 
Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Community Sponsors: Reemprise Fund, Ally, UNC Charlotte, Beacon Partners, McGuireWoods, Ashley HomeStore, Rinehart Wealth and Investment Advisory, Moore&VanAllen

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Performance Schedule

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage. This Garage is CASH ONLY.

Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
Located at 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on W. Stonewall Street.

Pay as you enter the garage.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun. This garage is CASH ONLY.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Knight Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 1st and S. Tryon Streets.


Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Knight Theater, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.


Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance