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2014 SVP Fast Pitch Finalists

Posted by Julie Pham

Photo by Sylvia Fine.

On Tuesday, October 7th at Seed IP Law Group, 28 SVP Fast Pitch semifinalists pitched in front of 20 judges. The improvement in the innovators’ pitching from quarterfinals to semifinals was “drastic,” said SVP Fast Pitch lead Patricia Friel.

Here are the 14 finalists. Watch them compete on-stage at McCaw Hall the SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown on Oct. 28  and support them. The semifinalists will be there too, presenting their projects. Every ticket purchase is an act of philanthropy and an investment in igniting social innovation in the Puget Sound. Get your ticket today! http://bit.ly/svpfinals2014

Organization Description Track Presenter
Allumia Allumia helps businesses reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact by eliminating the cost of energy efficiency improvements. Startup For-Profit Aaron Block
Lendr Lendr creates equity in the small-dollar credit industry. We make affordable loans to help low-income borrowers escape the payday loan trap. Startup For-Profit Keith Armstrong
LOOPOOL/EvRNu The Loopool's technology creates a regenerative supply of textile fiber through the continual recycling of what we now consider useless clothing waste. Startup For-Profit Stacy Flynn
Pay It Forward Pay It Forward restores college access by replacing the broken tuition-and-loan system with a social insurance plan for higher education. Established Nonprofit Kelli Smith
Edge Schools Foundation Promote innovation in schools through effectively understanding, and addressing low-income, bright, frustrated students with different learning styles. Startup Nonprofit Tim Kniffin
SEEDclassroom We are creating living, healthy, restorative classrooms that teach students about sustainable systems and strategies. Startup For-profit Stacy Smedley
Spirit of the Bee This is a program of the Common Acre, which creates hundreds of acres of pollinator habitat and inspires the public through related cultural programs. Startup Nonprofit Bob Redmond
Bike Works The Job Skills and BikeMobile program provide vocational training for high-need youth while increasing access to bicycles across Seattle. Established Nonprofit Ben Schultz
Unleash the Brilliance UNLEASH THE BRILLIANCE is a vibrant and exciting organization that offers an amazing alternative to truancy, bullying, peer pressure and drug related activity. Established Nonprofit Terrell Dorsey
Tiny Trees Preschool Tiny Trees Preschool uses outdoor classrooms to make quality education in reading, math and science affordable and accessible to all families. Startup Nonprofit Andrew Jay
Club What ClubWhat provides a platform for students to find and promote school clubs High School Venture Billy Wu
Dyslexi-type Dyslexi-type is a learn-to-type software game designed for kids with Dyslexia. High School Venture Eli Weed
MyPS Bank First consumer cell bank which generates and stores induced pluripotent stem cells, a stem cell that can turn into any other cell in the body. University Venture Alex Jiao
Scholarship Junkies Students helping students achieve scholarship success. We are redefining educational access by leveraging students who’ve won scholarships to help others University Venture David Coven