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2014 Fast Pitch Finalists Announced!

Posted by Julie Pham

On Tuesday, October 7th at Seed IP Law Group, 28 SVP Fast Pitch semifinalists pitched in front of 20 judges. The improvement in the innovators' presentations from quarterfinals to semifinals was "drastic," said SVP Fast Pitch lead Patricia Friel, which made narrowing the group down to just 14 finalists a challenge.

After much deliberation the judges announced our finalists. Meet them below and join us on October 28 to cheer them on as they deliver their honed pitches to a crowd of hundreds at McCaw Hall!

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2014 Fast Pitch Semifinalists Announced!

Posted by Julie Pham

On Thursday, Sept. 18, at Paccar Hall, University of Washington, 41 Fast Pitch quarterfinalists, pitched in front of a panel of judges. This is the most competitive Fast Pitch to date and 22 instead of 20 semifinalists were selected!

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2014 SVP Fast Pitch Quarterfinalists

Posted by Julie Pham

We’d like to congratulate all of the teams that were selected to advance to the Fast Pitch Quarterfinals! We had a terrific pool of 101 applicants (a 20% increase from last year), and ultimately selected 17 for-profit companies, 14 established nonprofits, 9 young nonprofits, and 3 runner-ups as quarterfinalists. We will be featuring each of the teams as we lead up to the Quarterfinals on September 18th, but in the meantime here is a quick introduction!

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Fast Pitch Alumni Update: Postcards From Farr Away

Posted by Maureen O'Hara

Postcards From Farr Away, a 2012 Fast Pitch semi-finalist, is the brainchild of Robert Anthony. He says that his idea “was a total fluke. I decided to send kind messages written on postcards to strangers as a random act of kindness. The reception to those initial 30 postcards was unbelievable, and as a serial entrepreneur it made sense to try to make an organization.”

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