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The SVP Fast Pitch Seattle program is all about connecting and leveraging — connecting with existing organizations doing related work, helping our constituents connect with them, and leveraging best practices across the sector.  We’re not interested in reinventing any wheels.  Our partners include:

501 Commons‘ programs and services support organizations so they have what they need, from coaching and consulting to bookkeeping, HR and technology so they can make a world of difference.

Alliance of Angels has been connecting investors to the most promising early-stage companies since 1997.

Alliance of Eastside Agencies builds healthy communities in East King County through a strong human services network by providing a strong voice for Eastside health and human services and by promoting organizational excellence among providers.

Bainbridge Graduate Institute provides business education for a sustainable world.

Microsoft Biz Spark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Foster School of Business promotes entrepreneurial learning and discovery to students—from undergraduates to PhD candidates—across the University of Washington.

CityClub builds a community of informed and active citizens throughout greater Seattle.  Since 1981, they’ve brought together leaders and the public to talk about complex issues across political, professional and generational divides.  Today they reach out through in-person forums, social media, publications and broadcasts.

Cleantech Open finds, funds and fosters entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.

Corporation for National & Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

Fledge is a “conscious company” incubator, addressing an enormous opportunity, the large and growing number of consumers are increasingly: environmentally conscious, energy conscious, health conscious, conscious of sustainability, of community, and even conscious of consumption itself.

GeekWire is the leading, Seattle-based technology news site and online community, bringing you dispatches from the digital frontier and covering the region’s innovators, from startups to tech giants.

Global Business Center at the University of Washington Foster School of busienss aims to develop global business expertise by hosting and sponsoring outstanding international education initiatives.

The Guiding Lights Network specializes in the art of the gathering, creating experiences that spark civic imagination and social change. We bring together leaders, catalysts, and innovators in creative ways to generate new solutions to collective challenges.

Hub Seattle is a professionally hosted environment that connects social entrepreneurs to community, events, and resources. It is a social innovation center that provides coworking opportunities, private offices, shared meeting rooms, and event space–all aimed to accelerate the social impact and financial feasibility of local social ventures. Hub Seattle is currently reviewing locations and plans to open its’ physical doors in winter 2012. Contact Brian Howe at brian@thehubseattle.com to find out more.

Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest angel investor network with 850 accredited investor members throughout twenty-one chapters on three continents.

Leadership Tomorrow prepares, challenges and engages emerging and existing leaders through leadership development for the benefit of the Puget Sound region. The organization’s programs enlighten, inspire and transform participants, who come from a diverse array of professions and communities, by convening productive conversations around critical issues that impact the region.

Lean Startup Seattle welcomes Seattle’s best bootstrappers, efficiency artists, tech entrepreneurs, and more to take part in monthly events geared towards building business’s efficiently!

Microsoft Alumni Foundation catalyzes the collective power of the Microsoft Alumni Family to make a difference for others and is the home for information about and connections to the philanthropic activities of the Microsoft Alumni community.

Minority Executive Directors Coalition is a coalition of community leaders of color dedicated to achieve equity, equality and social justice.

Net Impact Seattle brings together area professionals who are in corporate social responsibility positions; would like to learn more about CSR; and/or who are engaged in CSR conversation, but would like tangible ways to translate the discussion to their professional lives.  Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world.

Northwest Energy Angels – Investing in Cleantech Entrepreneurs.

Northwest Entrepreneur Network – From education to networking, NWEN simply increases the success of early-stage entrepreneurs.

Philanthropy Northwest is your partner in thoughtful and strategic philanthropy that strengthens communities and improves the quality of life for all.

Seattle Foundation is making the greater Seattle community a vital and healthy place to live, driving positive change on a range of local issues by working side by side with donors.

Seattle Good Business Network is a new non-profit network of residents and local independent businesses that share a vision for a sustainable local economy – a living economy – one that’s rooted in local ownership, a healthy environment, and strong community.

Seattle Pacific University’s Social Venture Plan Competition encourages students to develop business ideas that are both financially sustainable and have a significant impact on real social problems.

Seattle University’s Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition is designed to help students and alumni in launching new business ventures, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit businesses, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise.

Seattle Works connects volunteers, develops emerging leaders and inspires dialogue.

Showcase Seattle: Founded in 2012, Showcase Seattle is a nonprofit organization that empowers local artists in Washington state to reach global audiences by providing a centralized, showcase platform for local art, and bringing that work to mainstream audiences.

StartSomeGood is a new platform for social good initiatives to raise funds and grow a community of supporters.

StartupSeattle is a partnership with Startup Weekend, Microsoft BizSpark, TechStars & Founders Co-op to connect startups with events and resources that help make Seattle a great city for startups.

Startup Washington is a free resource to help you find connections, amplify your story, and strategize your next move.

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.

SURF Incubator is a community supported space for digital entrepreneurs.

Sustainable Seattle seeks to celebrate thriving efforts and inspire similar ones, through action-oriented workshops, community-centered newsletters, and the installation of rain gardens.

Technology Alliance is a statewide, not-for-profit organization of leaders from Washington’s technology-based businesses and institutions united by our vision of a vibrant innovation economy that benefits all of our state’s citizens.

Teens In Public Service is dedicated to producing future leaders committed to their communities by connecting teens with life-changing opportunities and internships at non-profit organizations.

TiE Seattle is a not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals that has been serving the Seattle community since 1998.  TiE provides a robust and global platform for mentoring, netwoking, and educating entrepreneurs.

United Way of King County brings caring people together to give, volunteer, and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges.

United Way of King County’s Project LEAD is a nonprofit leadership training program that prepares highly qualified people of color to become knowledgeable, responsive and strong civic leaders.

United Way of Thurston County’s mission is to strengthen our community by mobilizing people and resources to meet identified human needs.

United Way of Whatcom County is mobilizing the caring power of our community to create positive impact in education, financial stability and health for all our residents.

Washington Technology Industry Association promotes Washington as a desirable place to start and grow successful technology companies amid a strong and connected community800 member companies and 100K+ technology workers statewide.

Washington Women’s Foundation is an organization of more than 500 women who pool their financial and intellectual resources to make large impact grants to improve our community in Washington State.  Through extensive educational programs on grant-making, community issues and other philanthropic topics, members collaborate on solutions and serve as philanthropic leaders.  The Foundation is open to all women interested in philanthropy.

William James Foundation manages business plan competitions for socially-responsible for-profit businesses.

Zealyst brokers meaningful, lasting connections through robust event software, planning, and facilitation.

Zino Society is a premier membership, business and social network that connects accredited investors with entrepreneurs seeking funding.