CONGRATULATIONS SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Winners!
The SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown was an evening of Inspiration and Innovation as philanthropists, impact investors, and community leaders came together at McCaw Hall on October 25th to see and hear 14 social entrepreneurs present their stories — of systems change and solutions to address critical problems facing the region and the world — and compete for over $200,000 in grants and prizes.
“What is so inspiring about Fast Pitch is the passion and commitment that the innovators have to building a better world and providing a brighter future for us all. And what is equally inspiring is the generosity and the compassion of the communities in the Puget Sound region,” says Lisa Nitze, President & CEO of SVP Seattle.
Watch the winning pitches.
SVP FAST PITCH 2016 FAST FACTS
5 Tracks: High School Venture; University Venture; Startup Nonprofit; Early Stage Nonprofit; For-Profit
9 Winners, including:
- A rummage sale app for K-12 schools developed by Belle Pan, a 13-year-old entrepreneur, and our youngest ever winner. She garnered much interest in the media for her innovative idea.
Watch her on King 5 News
Read her interview with GeekWire
- An eco-friendly alternative for death care
- A solar-powered safe water solution for disaster areas
- An app for direct donations to the homeless
Over $200,000 awarded in grants and prizes
800+ audience of philanthropists, impact investors, community leaders, students, volunteers
What Is Fast Pitch?
SVP Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition that supports nonprofits and social enterprises addressing critical needs and making a positive impact in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Since 2011, SVP Fast Pitch has connected changemakers with over $2 million in grants, investments, and prizes as well as thousands of hours of coaching from local professionals. The competition is for high school and college students, established nonprofits, startup nonprofits, and for-profit enterprises.
Winners Include a Rummage Sale App for K-12 Schools Developed by a 13-year-old Entrepreneur, an Eco-Friendly Alternative for Death Care, a Solar-Powered Safe Water Solution for Disaster Areas and an App for Direct Donations to the Homeless. Read More »