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 March 25, 2019, 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.
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!
5:30 - 7:00 PM Happy Hour: Dinner, drinks and meet the SEED20 Class of 2019!
7:00 - 8:30 PM SEED20 OnStage
8:30 - 10:00 PM After Party: Dessert, drinks and celebrate the SEED20 Class of 2019!
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.
SEED20 is made possible by the generous support of our community Sponsors - Wells Fargo (Presenting Sponsor), Reemprise Fund, Ally, McGuireWoods, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, Beacon Partners, McShane Partners, and UNC Charlotte.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage. This Garage is CASH ONLY.
DESIGNATED PARKING GARAGE
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.
Knight Theater seats 1,191 within its orchestra, grand tier and mezzanine levels. A variety of dance and music shows are hosted here. The venue is physically connected and shares lobby space with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.