Pitch Partners

At Pitch Partners, community members, organizations, and faculty are invited to “pitch” health-related projects to an audience to identify potential partners and receive critical feedback. Five proposed projects are selected for 5-minute pitch-style presentations. Teams may use a variety of visual media, including (but not limited to) slides and videos. Each pitch is followed by Q&A from a panel with mixed expertise, and the event ends with open dialogue with audience members to share feedback and network.

Previous topics have included aging, cancer, diabetes, and violence prevention research. Some pitches may be invited to apply for seed funding at a future date. All teams that submit a project should have a community/academic partner or be seeking a “match.”

At its core, Pitch Partners aims to:

  1. Facilitate better communication among academic researchers, community stakeholders and members about best practices for research
  2. Share information about current Washington University community initiatives and research
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Pitch Partners is for:

  • Those who have a proposed community-academic research project and need feedback, seed funding, and/or are seeking a community or academic partner
  • Researchers exploring current community projects in need of an investigator
  • Community representatives looking for opportunities to engage in research
  • University researchers, faculty, students, community members and organizations interested in learning about current Washington University and St. Louis community initiatives