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2011 Fast Pitch Finalists

Posted by Will Poole

Alphabetical list of organizations that pitched in the Oct. 3 on-stage competition, in the for-profit, non-profit tracks, and Ashoka-trained high school / college “Youth Venture” teams.  ALL of these organizations as well as the semifinalists had Poster Tables for audience engagement during the reception.  Fast Pitch 5-minute videos are now available for all finalists, linked below.


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 Kathryn Cogert VIDEO1-Pager
Dynamic Labs Dynamic Labs will be the soil where seeds of innovations will be systematically planted, fertilized, pruned, and harvested. NFP Jon Botten VIDEO1-Pager
FindProz, Inc eBay for education: FindProz is the marketplace for private instruction. FP Tyler Pack VIDEO1-Pager
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 VIDEO1-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 VIDEO1-Pager
BOSS BOSS empowers project owners/managers and minority small businesses with the tools and information to create sustainable social change. FP Llewellyn Preece VIDEO1-Pager
Jolkona Jolkona helps non-profits improve fundraising efforts by providing a simple online microgiving & reporting platform to crowdsource funds online. NFP Nadia Khawaja VIDEO1-Pager
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 Akshay Chalana VIDEO1-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 VIDEO1-Pager
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 Michelle Solomon VIDEO1-Pager
 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 Shandra Benito VIDEO1-Pager
Village An exemplary health and wellness model simultaneously stimulating healthy mothers, babies, families, providers, healthcare systems, and the planet. NFP Tara Shelby VIDEO1-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 VIDEO1-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 VIDEO1-Pager

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