SVP Fast Pitch is a greatly impactful experience. It can also represent a significant time commitment for applicants and coaches during the program year, especially those that are a member of a small but mighty team. Please be sure to account for schedule requirements and make arrangements to ensure you can actively participate in the group sessions, 1:1 coaching sessions, dress rehearsal and attend the Final Showdown!
Expected time commitment is 30-35 hours minimum.
June 5th: Applications Open
June 12th: Application & Program Info Session
June 18th: Volunteer Info Session @ Impact HUB, RSVP HERE
July 1st: Applications Close
July 2nd-August 7th: Application Screening & Deliberations
- This time period includes a 2nd round of screening for select participants, where additional follow up may be necessary
August 8th: 20 Semifinalists chosen (must confirm participation by 8/10)
August 17th: Coach assignments made
Location: All sessions will be hosted at the Impact HUB Seattle
Timing: All program sessions will take place Monday evenings, 4-8pm (dinner provided)
Attendees: Group sessions will include all innovators and coaches unless otherwise indicated
Dates & Focus:
August 20th*: Program Orientation, Presentation Workshop & Coach Introduction
September 17th*: Group Session 1 – learning curriculum (tbd) and practice clinic
October 1st*: Group Session 2 – learning curriculum (tbd) and practice clinic
October 15th*: Group Session 3 (Semifinals) – learning curriculum, judged pitch session
-Innovators, Coaches and invited guests attend
-Up to 10 finalists selected to present at Final Showdown, Finalists notified October 16th
October 29th*: Finalist Dress Rehearsal (up to 10 organizations)
- 7:30-9pm, University of WA, Kane Hall 130
November 10th*: Final Showdown Event (all organizations)
- 3:30-8:30pm, University of WA, Kane Hall 130 – Reception to follow
- Semifinalists & Finalists have booth representation at Innovator Expo
- Exact arrival time and stage program to be confirmed
*Dates require innovator attendance; Coaches expected to attend each session, can arrive at 5pm if needed after curriculum learning.
Off weeks will include 1:1 mentorship with assigned coaches
If you have a known conflict with any of the above dates, please contact SVP staff to discuss prior to applying for the program. Absences will be taken into consideration when selecting finalists.
Click here to download the 2018 Innovator flyer for program specifics and eligibility details.