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What Is Fast Pitch?

SVP Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition for innovative nonprofit and for-profit social impact entrepreneurs – organizations that are solving today’s important social problems and making a positive impact in the Greater Puget Sound area. In its first four years, SVP Fast Pitch has connected social impact entrepreneurs with over $1.2 million in investments and grants. Thanks to our generous sponsors we are raising the 2015 award pool to $375,000 – $125,000 in grants and $250,000 in investments.

Calling All Social Impact Innovators

Applications for the 5th annual Fast Pitch have closed. The quarterfinalists will be announced by Aug 19! All applicants will receive feedback, and select applicants will receive coaching and consultation from local entrepreneurs and training in various business practices. Experts from all fields of nonprofit and for-profit will help your organization. Learn more and apply here!

Fast Pitch Final Showdown – Join Us October 27th!

Join us October 27 at McCaw Hall to help Fast Pitch celebrate our 5th year. It will be a night filled with heartfelt, inspirational five-minute business pitches from the top nonprofit, for-profit, and student endeavors. Each attendee gets to vote for their favorite and help award a voter’s choice grant. Join Fast Pitch and make social innovation in Puget Sound happen!

Get a feel for the program by checking out videos from last year’s event where winners took home a portion of $300k in grants and investments and get your tickets today!

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