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Student-Track Applications Deadline Now August 29

We extended the deadline for the student-track applications. Check out the online application due Friday, 11:59pm PST, Aug 29. High school and college-led social ventures are eligible to apply.

2014 Quarterfinalists Announced

Check out our  forty quarterfinalists and three runner-ups in the for-profit start-up, non-profit start-up, and established start-up tracks.

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 will be held on October 28, 2014 at McCaw Hall where participants can win a portion of $250k 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.

How to Get Involved

Whether you have a great idea, skills and advice to share, or funds you’d like to invest – we have a role for you!  If you’d like to apply to pitch, register now for Jumpstart workshops and check out the online application.

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Recent News


Fast Pitch application screeners determine Quarterfinalists

On Tuesday, July 15 at the Impact HUB in Seattle, an enthusiastic group of several dozen application screeners for the 2014 SVP Fast Pitch Program gathered to discuss the strengths and merits of the 101 applications received in the categories of For-Profit, Established Nonprofit, and Startup Nonprofit. Their mission: to discern the Quarterfinalists for the 2014 Program.

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2014 SVP Fast Pitch Quarterfinalists

We’d like to congratulate all of the teams that were selected to advance to the Fast Pitch Quarterfinals! We had a terrific pool of 101 applicants (a 20% increase from last year), and ultimately selected 17 for-profit companies, 14 established nonprofits, 9 young nonprofits, and 3 runner-ups as quarterfinalists. We will be featuring each of the teams as we lead up to the Quarterfinals on September 18th, but in the meantime here is a quick introduction!

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SVP Fast Pitch Jumpstart Workshop: Marketing, Sales, and Social Impact

Andrea Gates Sanford of She Can DO It LLC and Washington Social Purpose Corporations helped thirty-five attendees refine and focus their marketing strategies and pitches. She also provided insight on how to measure social benefit and set measureable, attainable goals.

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