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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
In 2012, Veena Prasad had an idea: to use food heritage as a way for refugees and immigrants to begin a new chapter in their lives. She didn’t make it past the SVP Fast Pitch quarterfinals at the time, but in pitching the concept, Veena came face-to-face with a deeper need in her life. A year later, Project Feast was no longer just an idea. This time, it went all the way to the finals – and won.
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Social Venture Partners (SVP) invites social impact innovators across the Greater Puget Sound region to compete for funding and capacity building support in its sixth annual SVP Fast Pitch Seattle program. The five-track competition -- high school, college, established nonprofits, early-stage nonprofits, and for-profit social enterprises -- opened to applicants on June 2, 2016.
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Stacy Flynn had built a successful career in the textile industry, but in 2010 she found herself in China without corporate credentials for the first time. She wasn’t Stacy from Target or Eddie Bauer, she was on her own, meeting with a small manufacturing outfit. When she and her colleague arrived at the headquarters they could barely see each other through the polluted air that followed them inside and hovered above their heads.
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