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Program Details

How it works:

  • The Selection Committee reviews all application submissions and invites nonprofit innovators, social entrepreneurs and ASU student innovators and to participate as semi-finalists in the program.
  • Each semifinalist will be paired with two mentors who will coach and guide them throughout the program to fine-tune their three-minute pitch.
  • All semifinalists attend a Fast Pitch Fundamentals and Orientation.
  • There are three  group coaching pitch clinics which consist of each Innovator presenting their pitch to the other Innovators and Mentors in the room.  There will also be three to four clinic mentors, who will provide constructive feedback for improvement.
  • All Innovators have access to valuable strategic advice and resources, and have the opportunity to cultivate ongoing relationships with each other and their mentors.
  • Innovators must attend all three group coaching clinics and will also receive one-on-one mentoring between clinics from their assigned mentors.
  • The Selection Committee chooses the finalists from each category to present at the Showcase Event and compete for cash grants.
  • All finalists and winners will have a full run dress rehearsal before the event.

    Grant Awards:

    Innovator Award – $25,000 grant + 1 year of SVP Partner time and talent

    Judges Choice Award – $10,000 grant

    KIITA  Award – $7,500 grant

    ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Award – $2,500

    People’s Choice Award – $2,500 grant

    For-Profit Innovator Award – $5,000 grant

    Student Innovator Award – $2,000 grant

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