The Well City Challenge Pitch Competitions Are Coming Up!

Join The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia in supporting community solutions to millennial health in Philadelphia—register for the Well City Challenge virtual pitch competitions on March 2, 3, and 4! Millennials are the largest population in the U.S., the most educated, and the largest wealth generators over the next two decades – yet they are in poorer health than previous generations were at the same age. In Philadelphia, where one in three residents is a millennial, how we handle the health and mental health challenges facing this generation could make or break the economy.   


That’s why the Economy League and Independence Blue Cross are supporting a diverse group of 15 community solutions focused on improving millennial health in the Philadelphia area through the Well City Challenge. The 15 finalists recently participated in the Social Venture Incubator to refine their ideas and prepare to pitch. On March 2, 3, and 4 the finalist teams will present their ideas during three virtual pitch competitions. There will be five teams pitching each day by category: Community & Social Connection (March 2nd), Food & Nutrition (March 3rd), and Mind & Body (March 4th). The 15 teams will pitch their concepts to judges during these virtual “Shark Tank”-like events. The panel of judges for each event will select a winner to be awarded $10,000 and the audience each night will choose a "People's Choice Award" winner to receive a $7,500 prize.  Your vote will help decide which teams win the People’s Choice Awards and continue into the Impact Accelerator. 


Register today to attend the virtual Well City Challenge Pitch Competitions on March 2, 3, and 4 and cast your vote for the best solution in each of the three challenge categories: Community & Social Connection, Food & Nutrition, and Mind & Body!  


  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Community & Social Connection Pitch Event (5:15 – 6:30PM) 


  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Food & Nutrition Pitch Event (5:15 – 6:30PM) 

    • Judges:

      • Sue Daugherty RDN, LDN, MANNA

      • Kim Carter, The Enterprise Center

      • Khoran Horn, VIII XII Hospitality, Stripp’d Juice, and Guardhouse Cafe at the Frankford Arsenal

    • Registration link:


  • Thursday, March 4, 2021: Mind/Body Pitch Event (5:15 – 6:30PM)