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Meet the Finals Judges

Every year, SVP Fast Pitch innovators vie for $100,000 in cash prizes and pro-bono consulting to help increase their impact for social change. Finalists are awarded based on their level of societal impact, innovation, sustainability, leadership, advancement of race equity, presentation & clarity of concept. Meet the impressive panel of judges for this year’s SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown!

Katie Mooney, 2018 Final Showdown Judge

Katie is the Director of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm. At JBC, we partner with HR, talent management, diversity and inclusion and business leadership teams on change management efforts relating to human capital everywhere from North America to Southeast Asia.

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Kiran Ahuja, 2018 Final Showdown Judge

Kiran Ahuja brings more than two decades of public service and nonprofit sector leadership experience, including senior positions in the Obama administration, to our six-state network of foundations and corporate giving programs. She is now leading one of the oldest regional associations of philanthropists in the country, joining Philanthropy Northwest as CEO at a critical time for the sector and our communities.

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Leslie Feinzaig, 2018 Final Showdown Judge

Leslie Feinzaig is the Founder & CEO of the Female Founders Alliance, a grassroots network of high-growth startup founders and CEOs dedicated to helping each other succeed.

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Mark Monroe, 2018 Final Showdown Judge

Mark Monroe is the Managing General Partner at RedEye Studio; a venture firm that focuses on not only investing capital into startups but also working alongside startups to help grow and scale from startup idea to company.

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Veena Prasad, 2018 Final Showdown Judge

Veena Prasad is the founder and Executive Director of Project Feast, a nonprofit social enterprise and winner of the 2013 Fast Pitch Startup Nonprofit and Women’s Foundation awards in 2013.

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Meet the Final Showdown Emcee


Marcus Harden, 2018 Final Showdown Emcee

Marcus is a proud Southeast Seattle native, proud alumni of the one and only Rainier Beach International Baccalaureate High School and the University of Washington. He has a deep passion for youth, community service, and social advocacy. As an emcee, he has been honored to host and or keynote events ranging from the Paramount Theater, Columbia University, the University of Washington and most recently as a presenter at TEDxSeattleU.

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