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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. There is no application fee.

Applications are closed for established nonprofits, early stage nonprofits, college and high school tracks.

Applications for for-profit social enterprises are due on September 1st.

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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: Wednesday, July 13th, from 11 am-12 pm

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

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

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Finals: October 25 at McCaw Hall! Join 1,000 or more members of the social impact sector and the Puget Sound community for our exciting final event! Want to get a taste of the big event? Check out the pitches from our 2015 finals.

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.

Hear some of our Fast Pitch Mentors talk about their experience:

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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Dirk Van Velzen of Prison Scholar Fund shares the experiences of being an SVP Fast Pitch 2015 applicant and winner!

In 2015, Prison Scholar Fund founder Dirk Van Velzen won first place and $20,000 in the SVP Fast Pitch Startup Nonprofit track. Hear Dirk as he shares his experiences of his journey as an applicant and winner! Read More »

Meet Fast Pitch 2016 Judge Janet Levinger

Janet Levinger is a Social Impact Leader in the Seattle area and has been an SVP partner since 1997. She served on the SVP Seattle board from 2009-2015 and was its board chair for two years. She currently chairs the Outreach Committee and serves on the Diversity, Cultural Competency, and Equity Committee. Read More »

Meet Fast Pitch 2016 Judge Howard Behar

Howard Behar’s business career spans over 50 years, all in consumer-oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International. Howard now serves on several Boards including for-profit and non-profit organizations. Read More »

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