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Key Dates

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.

Application Period

June 5th: Applications Open

June 12th: Application & Program Info Session – Webinar of content found HERE

June 18th: Volunteer Info Session – Webinar of content found 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

Final Event

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.