What Is SVP Fast Pitch?
SVP Fast Pitch highlights and propels social innovation in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Innovators tackling societal challenges are paired with business and community leaders who help them accelerate their impact. Each year, 56 innovators compete in one of five tracks: startup nonprofit, established nonprofit, for-profit, high school and university.
Throughout the four-month Fast Pitch program, innovators hone their ideas and improve their pitches via clinics and coaching from professionals. In the past 6 years, Fast Pitch provided 15,000+ hours of coaching and $1M+ in grants and pro-bono services to 300+ social impact organizations tackling poverty, homelessness, inequity in education, prisoner recidivism, climate change, and other huge challenges.
The competition culminates October 24, 2017 at the 7th Annual Fast Pitch Final Showdown with 14 finalists pitching on-stage at McCaw Hall. Every ticket purchased is an act of philanthropy, and nearly 1,000 attendees enjoy an exciting evening of learning, connection and inspiration.
Winners Include a Rummage Sale App for K-12 Schools Developed by a 13-year-old Entrepreneur, an Eco-Friendly Alternative for Death Care, a Solar-Powered Safe Water Solution for Disaster Areas and an App for Direct Donations to the Homeless. Read More »