An elevator pitch disguised as a blog….

Yesterday while at an Entrepreneur Commons event here in Chicago, in a room full of founder friends and strangers, we all discussed the “elevator pitch” and how to describe what our companies do in 75 words or less. I’ve never been a lady of few words or of meticulous grammar. But, here it is – all 119 words of it (so I went over a bit…).

“ I’m Brittany Martin. Founder of a new start-up social enterprise called Zealous Good. Zealous Good helps non-profits and donors connect with each other in order to help non-profits find goods and services they need donated and businesses and individuals find non-profits to donate excess goods or services to.

Zealous Good does this via a simple and effective online local marketplace. This results in non-profits having increased access to donated goods and services and businesses and individuals receiving recognition for donations, tax incentives, and a simple way of donating goods and services.

A quick example would be how Zealous Good would help a homeless shelter match with a local dry cleaner to get the dry cleaning of their client’s interview suits donated.”

The End

What do you think? Besides that I have a few run-on sentences…


Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.


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