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What Is Fast Pitch?

SVP Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition for nonprofit and for-profit social-minded organizations.  Fast Pitch connects nonprofits, for-profit, and student innovators with philanthropic grants, loans and resources to help promote and grow social-minded initiatives. Along the way to the finals applicants will receive mentorship, training and advice.

Our fifth annual Fast Pitch Finals will be held on October 27, 2015 at McCaw Hall.  On the way to the finals Fast Pitch applicants will receive mentoring, training and feedback that will help innovators hone their ideas and improve their pitch. Applicants will also have an opportunity to build relationships with advisors, donors and investors… as well as a chance to take home a portion of $300k in grants and investments.

Get a feel for the program by checking out videos from last year’s event where winners took home a portion of $300k in grants and investments.

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2014 SVP Fast Pitch Winners

The 2014 SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown took place at McCaw Hall on Tuesday, October 28. Nearly $300,000 in cash prizes were awarded and there were over 800 who attended, making it the largest Fast Pitch ever!

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Twas the night before the Showdown...

Dear SVP Fast Pitch: “Last summer my son opened an email asking him to think about entering his project into the SVP Fast Pitch social innovation contest. Just a few short months later, his idea to create Dyslexi-Type, a learn-to-type software program for kids with Dyslexia is a working prototype and he’s got a real business plan. Better yet, he’s got the passion to make this product a reality thanks to the mentoring he received through the SVP Youth Track!

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SVP Fast Pitch Student Finalists: ClubWhat and MiPS Bank

Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of an app that helps people connect with clubs. When a Harvard student put his mind to changing the way people stay connected, Facebook was born. What Mark Zuckerberg accomplished in revolutionizing social media is not too different from Wu's goal with his ClubWhat app.

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