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Fast Pitch

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, early-stage nonprofits, and for-profit enterprises.

SVP Fast Pitch 2016

The SVP Fast Pitch 2016 edition began in June with the opening of the applications. Over 170 students, nonprofits, and for-profit enterprises applied to be a part of the program.

57 Innovators from the Students, Nonprofits, and For-Profit track were selected as the Quarterfinalists and made their presentations in the week of September 12.

28 Innovators have made it to the Semifinals – meet them here!

Follow our Innovators on their journey to the SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Final Showdown.

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Upcoming Events

Semifinals (All Tracks)

When: Tuesday, October 4th from 7:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 (40th Floor)

We are grateful to SeedIP for hosting the Semifinals.

Final Showdown

Join 1,000 members of the social impact sector and the Puget Sound community for our exciting Fast Pitch Finals!

When: Tuesday, October 25th from 5:00 – 9:30pm
Where: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109


Get a taste of the big event by watching our 2015 final pitches!

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SVP Fast Pitch 2016 – Our Semifinalists!

The excitement is building up as our Innovators are now one step closer to the Final Showdown. 36 Innovators made their presentations at the Quarterfinals, and 27 have been selected to pitch at the Semifinals on October 4. Read More »

Congratulations Semifinalists!

We are pleased to announce the Semifinalists of SVP Fast Pitch 2016. Read about our 27 Social Innovators who will pitch at the Semifinals on October 4th. Read More »

Announcing SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Quarterfinalists: For-Profits

16 For-Profit Enterprises have been selected to compete in the SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Quarterfinals. Read More »

Meet Fast Pitch 2016 Judge Diem Ly

Diem Ly serves as the External Affairs Manager and Community Investment lead for Comcast NBCUniversal in the WA Region, focusing on philanthropy, diversity and inclusion, and community relations. Read More »

A Picnic to Celebrate Fast Pitch 2016

The Orientation Picnic Day on August 27th was the first time that the SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Quarterfinalists were meeting one another. The excitement in the room was palpable as high school and college students mingled with change makers from nonprofit organizations. Read More »

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