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2017 SVP Fast Pitch Winners

Posted by Jaimisa Gourley

The 7th annual SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown brimmed with energy and inspiration this week as 14 finalists took the stage at McCaw Hall. Impressive social impact entrepreneurs pitched their ideas for good to a full house of supporters, community members and business leaders dedicated to supporting change in our region. This epic evening ended with over $100k in cash prizes and pro-bono awards!

Life-saving advances to medical technology, a clothing line powered by refugees, technology training for inmates and drone surveillance to fight wildfires – this is only a portion of the powerful ideas presented at this year’s Final Showdown.

Check out the 2017 SVP Fast Pitch winners and experience the excitement that was displayed on stage. Learn more about all of our finalistssemifinalists and quarterfinalists who are doing incredible work in our community. Stay tuned for video presentations in the coming weeks!

Not ready for SVP Fast Pitch to end? Accredited investors are invited to join us for the Social Impact Forum on November 14th from 8:00 – 11:00 am at the Seattle Impact HUB. The for-profit finalists from the Final Showdown will provide more in-depth pitches allowing investors the opportunity to learn more about these organizations. Email fastpitch@svpseattle.org for additional details.

For the last 20 years, Social Venture Partners (SVP) Seattle has gone beyond traditional philanthropy — equipping our network of 500+ individuals to give smarter, give with others, and to give more than money. SVP Seattle builds powerful relationships among those who want to give back and the organizations that make change possible. One of the many ways we seek to achieve this is through SVP Fast Pitch. To learn more about SVP, contact Communications Manager Cecilia Garza.

Established Nonprofit Track

Ready Set Vote, The Municipal League Foundation (Joseph Peha)

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Awards

1st Place Established Nonprofit — $27,000

In-kind Consulting services from Point B

Photo Credit: Stafford Squire

Art with Heart (Heidi Durham)

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Awards

2nd Place Established Nonprofit — $7,000

Grow50 Consortium Award

Photo Credit: Stafford Squire

Early Learning Chess Initiative, WSA of Head Start and ECEAP (Elliott Neff)

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Awards

Established Nonprofit Finalist — $1,500

Most Improved Pitch 

Photo Credit: Merrill Images

Startup Nonprofit Track

Unloop (David Almeida)

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Awards

1st Place Startup Nonprofit — $17,000

Photo Credit: Stafford Squire

Seattle Clemency Project (Emily Zulaf)

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2nd Place Startup Nonprofit — $5,000

Photo Credit: Stafford Squire

Âdi Collective (Liz Hadley)

 

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Awards

Startup Nonprofit Finalist — $1,500

2nd Place Audience Choice Award — $2,500

Grow50 Consortium Award

Photo Credit: Merrill Images

University Track

HandiMaps (Vishaal Diwan)

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Awards

1st Place University — $4,500

Comcast NBCUniversal Technology Innovation Award — $2,500

Photo Credit: Stafford Squire

SwarmFX(John Gangi)

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Awards

2nd Place University — $2,500

Photo Credit: Merrill Images

High School Track 

InflammAid (Harshu Musunuri)

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Awards

1st Place High School — $2,500

Photo Credit: Stafford Squire

Aware (Sarah Raza)

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2nd Place High School — $1,500

Photo Credit: Andrew Millspaugh

For-Profit Track

BridgeCare Finance (Audra Jung)

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Awards

For-Profit Best Pitch

In-kind legal services from Lane Powell

Photo Credit: Merrill Images

Eco-Shelter (Alexa Bednarz)

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Awards

1st Place Audience Choice — $5,000

In-kind legal services from Lane Powell

Photo Credit:  Stafford Squire

LC-Tourniquet Inc (Logan Jacobs)

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Awards

In-kind legal services from Lane Powell

Photo Credit:  Stafford Squire

MedsForAll (Richard Lee)

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Awards

Grow50 Consortium Award

In-kind legal services from Lane Powell

Photo Credit: Merrill Images

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