Early-bird Tickets on Sale Now
Get your tickets now to the Final Showdown on 10/28 at McCaw Hall! Ticket proceeds fund the prizes for the non-profit winners. Prices range $25 (students) to $250 (Impact donors). Early bird special ends 9/30.
2014 Quarterfinalists Announced
The student venture teams just competed last Saturday. Check out our quarterfinalists in the for-profit start-up, non-profit start-up, established start-up tracks and student venture track. The quarterfinals competition, which will determine the semifinalists, will take place this Thursday, Sept. 18.
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.
On a super-warm summer day in mid-August an eager group of SVP Fast Pitch Core Team Members, Volunteers, Coaches, and Quarterfinalist Innovators gathered for the 2014 Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. Their objective: to meet and greet each other, enjoy some classic picnic fare, and above all feel appreciated. Those in attendance enjoyed truly stunning views of the Puget Sound from the terraced rose garden and were wowed by the particularly large Koi fish in the pond at the Upper Queen Anne villa of SVP Fast Pitch Volunteer and Coach Andrew Conru.
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Casey Dilloway is one of four founders of Community Sourced Capital. He spends his days championing the power of community funding of local businesses. "A community is stronger when its local businesses are thriving." And Community Sourced Capital, a for-profit social purpose corporation, offers micro investors a means to support business people who may be family or neighbors and local customers; $50 at a time by way of “the blue square.”
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Quarterfinalists have been chosen for the For-Profit and Non-Profit categories of this year's program BUT there remains a few days for Student Ventures to step forward and apply. It is striking that two of the three Youth Ventures from last year were innovative in simple and powerful ways.
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