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Announcing the 2017 SVP Fast Pitch Finalists!

Posted by Jaimisa Gourley

We are pleased to announce this year’s 2017 SVP Fast Pitch Finalists!

Stay tuned for upcoming innovator profiles to learn more about their mission, motivation and plans for what’s next.

Join us at the Final Showdown on Oct 24th to celebrate these change makers and enjoy a night of impact, inspiration and connection.

Organization Description Track
Aware Through Aware both teens and elementary school students are educated about special needs in an interactive way, effectively removing stigma and giving everyone equal social opportunity.  High School
InflammAid   A non-profit organization dedicated to equipping both medical professionals and citizens with the resources and knowledge to reduce sepsis mortality. High School
Handimaps    A technology brand aiming to gain independence for its users, providing knowledge on accessible travel in any event space.  University
Swarm FX   Developing a drone based surveillance system for wildland firefighting that will utilize advanced controls and mapping systems with low cost sensors to provide critical information.  University
Adi Collective   Empowers refugee women from Afghanistan through sewing jobs that create high quality, simple and natural wardrobe pieces designed for the Seattle woman.  Startup Nonprofit
Seattle Clemency Project   Seeks to increase access to justice by matching deserving, reformed, long-serving inmates with pro bono attorneys to file for clemency.  Startup Nonprofit
Unloop   Partners with area community colleges to offer coding and web development training, support and opportunity for students in the WA state prison system.   Startup Nonprofit
Art with Heart    Art with Heart is on a mission to spread the healing power of creative expression to kids and communities facing trauma or adversity. Established Nonprofit
Municipal League Foundation   ReadySetVote.org is the ultimate online voting tool to make it easier, faster, and more fun to fill out your ballot. Established Nonprofit
Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP   The Early Learning Chess Initiative uses the game of chess to teach Washington State’s low-income children the necessary math and social emotional skills needed to be kindergarten ready. Established Nonprofit
BridgeCare Finance   BridgeCare Finance breaks down the cost barriers of high quality childcare for working families, with payment plans that extend payments at an affordable interest rate, and building savings toward college. For-Profit
Eco-Shelter   Social enterprise with a mission to provide an affordable and ecological roofing alternative made from resin-coated bamboo mats. For-Profit
LC-Tourniquet Inc   The world’s first pre-hospital treatment of emergencies leading to amputation. For-Profit
MedsForAll   On a mission to create and distribute affordable auto-injectors to those in low-resource settings by utilizing existing basic medical infrastructure.  For-Profit

We look forward to seeing you at the Final Showdown on 10/24 – Buy tickets!

Early bird ticket prices available through Sunday, October 8th only!  

Photos courtesy of: Merrill Images, Lisa Bontje & Dana Sather Robinson