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What Is Fast Pitch?

SVP Fast Pitch is a business training and pitch competition for nonprofit and for-profit social innovators age 16 to 106.  Fast Pitch connects innovators with business, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders who want to help them change the world.

Our fourth annual Fast Pitch Finals were held on October 28, 2014 at McCaw Hall where winners took home a portion of $300k in grants and investments.  Throughout the Fast Pitch program participants receive mentoring and training, helping them to hone their ideas, improve their pitch and build relationships with advisors, donors, investors and partners.

Watch videos of the 2014 pitches at youtube.com/sifpnet

How to Get Involved

SVP’s 2014 Fast Pitch program concluded on October 28, but stayed tuned for details on our 2016 program. Whether you have a great idea to pitch, skills to volunteer, or funds to invest — we have a role for you! Stay updated by following us on Facebook, Twitter and signing up for our newsletter.

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2014 SVP Fast Pitch Winners

The 2014 SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown took place at McCaw Hall on Tuesday, October 28. Nearly $300,000 in cash prizes were awarded and there were over 800 who attended, making it the largest Fast Pitch ever!

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Twas the night before the Showdown...

Dear SVP Fast Pitch: “Last summer my son opened an email asking him to think about entering his project into the SVP Fast Pitch social innovation contest. Just a few short months later, his idea to create Dyslexi-Type, a learn-to-type software program for kids with Dyslexia is a working prototype and he’s got a real business plan. Better yet, he’s got the passion to make this product a reality thanks to the mentoring he received through the SVP Youth Track!

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SVP Fast Pitch Student Finalists: ClubWhat and MiPS Bank

Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of an app that helps people connect with clubs. When a Harvard student put his mind to changing the way people stay connected, Facebook was born. What Mark Zuckerberg accomplished in revolutionizing social media is not too different from Wu's goal with his ClubWhat app.

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