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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.

Apply to Fast Pitch

SVP invites social impact innovators across the Greater Puget Sound region to apply to the 6th annual Fast Pitch program. Applications are open for high school and college students, established nonprofits, early-stage nonprofits, and for-profit social enterprises.

Applications are due on July 8th for established nonprofits, early stage nonprofits, college and high school tracks. Applications for for-profit social enterprises are due on September 1st. There is no application fee.

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Upcoming Events

SVP Fast Pitch Office Hours

SVP Fast Pitch Director, Heather Lewis will hold office hours to answer any questions on the application process.

When: Wednesdays, June 29th and July 6th, from 11 am-12 pm

Where: Impact Hub – 2nd Floor in the ‘triangle’

Coach/Mentor Orientation Session

When: Monday, July 11th, from 6-7:30 pm

Where: Impact Hub – Third Floor Learning Center

SVP Fast Pitch Applications Close (non-profit, high school & college tracks)

When: July 8th at 11:59 pm

SVP Fast Pitch Coach Orientation

When: July 11th from 6-7:30pm

Where: Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Third Floor Learning Center)

SVP Fast Pitch Orientation Picnic

Join SVP Fast Pitch volunteers, innovators, coaches, judges and their families for a picnic at Microsoft!

When: August 22nd

Where: Microsoft Red West Field

SVP Fast Pitch For-Profit Applications Close

When: September 1st at 11:59 pm

SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown

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. Join 1,000 or more members of the social impact sector and the Puget Sound community for our exciting final event!

When: October 25th from 5-9 pm

Where: McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

Get Involved

Whether you have a skills to volunteer, or funds to invest — we have a role for you!

We are looking for application screeners, coaches/mentors, judges, events personnel and videographers. If you are interested in volunteering with the 2016 Fast Pitch team please email SVP Fast Pitch Director, Heather Lewis at fastpitch@svpseattle.org.

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Save the Date

Mark your calendars for our 6th annual SVP Fast Pitch Finals: October 25 at McCaw Hall! Want to get a taste of the big event? Check out the pitches from our 2015 finals.

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