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2011 Fast Pitch Semifinalists

Posted by Will Poole

Alphabetical list of organizations that have been selected to advance to the semifinals, in the for-profit and non-profit tracks.  Ashoka-trained high school / college teams are also included.  ALL of these organizations will attend the SIFP event on Oct 3 and will have Poster Tables so you can learn more and meet them before the pitching contest and during the reception.


Biodiesel Cooperative Student-led, student-run biodiesel conversion lab at the University of Washington, procuring used cooking oil on campus, converting it to industry-grade biodiesel, and selling it back to the UW to power part of their on-campus diesel fleet. NFP
Catholic Community Service of King County The Groundwork Project: Wraparound with Homeless Youth Catholic Community Services of King County Discovering Strengths; Facilitating Change NFP Erin Maguire Watch Video
Dynamic Labs Dynamic Labs will be the soil where seeds of innovations will be systematically planted, fertilized, pruned, and harvested. NFP Jon Botten 1-Pager
Family Renewal Shelter Providing a crucial option for women and their children fleeing extreme high-risk domestic violence and helping them become safe and successful. NFP Keith Galbraith 1-Pager
FindProz, Inc eBay for education: FindProz is the marketplace for private instruction. FP Tyler Pack Watch Video
Flash Volunteer Flash Volunteer provides tools to create, discover, and easily share local service events via social media, mobile, and our unique Cause Crowd feature. NFP Brad Wilke 1-Pager
Food N’ Me Food N’ Me is an effective nutrition system that changes eating behaviors in children and families. Fighting childhood obesity with pounds of fun! FP Frederic DeWulf
Get Schooled Foundation Get Schooled is the only national organization using the power of media, technology, and pop culture to motivate young people and improve education. NFP Marie Goark
Ideal Network, Inc Ideal network is a cause marketing platform that uses the mechanisms of a daily deal to raise money for non profits. FP Ronny Bell
ITEASi (IT Enterprise Architecture Solutions Inc) BOSS empowers project owners/managers and minority small businesses with the tools and information to create sustainable social change. FP Llewellyn Preece Watch Video
Jolkona Jolkona helps non-profits improve fundraising efforts by providing a simple online microgiving & reporting platform to crowdsource funds online. NFP Nadia Khawaja
Mercy Housing Northwest Mercy Housing Northwest not only believes that affordable housing and supportive programs prevent homelessness—the evidence shows that it does. NFP Paul Chiocco
MoneySense Building an interactive website and offering training clinics for educating middle school and high school students about financial literacy and the dangers of financial mismanagement. NFP 1-Pager
Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development Solarize Seattle harnesses the collective impact of community to accelerate solar energy adoption via a group purchasing program. NFP Ryan Romaneski
One4All  Stealth mode: consumer giving startup FP Jason Hausske
SIFF: Sharing Interests Forming Friendships Breaks social barriers between special needs students and their peers at three public high schools in the Puget Sound and is expanding every year. NFP
Something Real Productions Combats issues surrounding child soldiers in Uganda, in partnership with Invisible Children, by hosting break dancing battles around Seattle. NFP
 Reach Out Brings an innovative approach to day camps, providing 1:1 counselor-to-camper in week-long camps designed to change the self-impression and life-trajectory of disabled, disadvantaged, and homeless youth. NFP
 StudentRND Provides a space for young people to explore, innovate, learn, and teach cutting-edge science and technology together. NFP
Summit Solutions, LLC Opening call centers to provide jobs for our veterans. They have given us their time and lives and I’d like to give jobs back in return. FP Mindy McClain 1-Pager
Village An exemplary health and wellness model simultaneously stimulating healthy mothers, babies, families, providers, healthcare systems, and the planet. NFP Tara Shelby 1-Pager
Viva Farms Viva Farms is helping launch the next generation of organic farmers by providing land, capital, expertise, and dedicated markets. NFP Ethan Schaffer 1-Pager
West Seattle Tool Library The West Seattle Tool Library empowers individuals and organizations by providing easy access to a free community collection of tools and resources. NFP Patrick Dunn
Year Up Year Up provides urban young adults who are neither working nor in school with a year of education and training that leads to livable wage jobs. NFP Lisa Chin Watch video
Yoga Empowered Students (YES) Engages a diverse student group in ongoing yoga clinics, and engages the cohort in community building projects at Garfield High School designed at identifying and deconstructing racial barriers segmenting the student body NFP
Youth Ambassadors The mission of Youth Ambassadors is to develop learners who become leaders through compassionate service to the community. NFP Lori Markowitz 1-Pager
Youth Suicide Prevention Program “K-12 Lessons for Life” is a new web tool that links educators to Best Practices curricula to support school-based suicide prevention and save lives. NFP Victoria Wagner 1-Pager
Youth Ultimate Project (YUP) Uses ultimate Frisbee to teach play, leadership, and teamwork skills to disadvantaged youth in Cambodia—so far they’ve funded two trips to Cambodia to run these life-changing clinics. NFP

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