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2013 Fast Pitch Finalists

Posted by Scott Taylor

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2013 SVP Fast Pitch Seattle Finalists!

SVP Fast Pitch Seattle Semifinals started bright and early at 8am in the 49th floor conference rooms of Perkin Coie in downtown Seattle with a scenic backdrop of clear blue skies, early morning ferries and a golden morning glow on the Space Needle. It set the tone for the day and more than once, an Innovator about to present was heard saying, “Wow, what a view.”

All morning long, on a well-timed and tight schedule, Innovators presented to a panel of SVP Fast Pitch Judges for the Semifinal round. It was a day of enthusiastic storytelling, numbers, facts and an undercurrent of hope. By early afternoon, the pitches were done, and after thoughtful deliberation, the list of Innovators advancing to the Final Showdown was decided.

What is next for the Innovators in this year’s program? It’s time to take in the judges’ feedback, and prepare for the November 13th Final Showdown and Community Showcase at McCaw Hall in Seattle Center. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Join us at the finals round by getting your ticket. All ticket proceeds go toward funding the winners. Register here For a secret discount code on the Innovation Supporter ticket, email: social@sifp.net

We applaud all who presented today.

And here are your 2013 SVP Fast Pitch Seattle FINALISTS!

 Startup Nonprofit

Project Feast

Basic culinary training for immigrants/refugees leveraging their cooking skills to help them find employment.

Veena Prasad

Washington Engage

Building community coalitions statewide to prevent human trafficking using proven collaborative methodologies

 Rose Gundersen

Established Nonprofit

Bellingham Textile Project a program of ReUse Works

A job training business where low income women process post consumer textiles for artists

Duane Jager

Personal Health Advocates – Washington Health Foundation

Free service connecting individuals and small businesses to insurance, wellness, and other community health services.

James Whitfield

Pilot of Home Test Kits for STI Testing a program of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

At home chlamydia/gonorrhea test kits will significantly reduce these common STI’s because of enhanced privacy/accessability.

Chris Charbonneau

Teachers United

A network of extraordinary teachers building a public school system worthy of our students’ potential.

Christopher Eide


Actively Learn

Online e-reading platform that empowers teachers to increase students’ comprehension and retention

Jay Goyal

Community Sourced Capital

We’re creating a local finance ecosystem for small businesses and local investors.

Casey Dilloway


GIVINGtrax is the network for business, employee & consumer giving.

Karrie Hungerford


An online comparison engine that empowers patients to find reasonably priced medical and dental care.

Toure McClusky


EnviroTech – High School

Aarthi Ganapathi

Innovii – College

Justin Ith

Youth Ambassadors – College

Olivia Smith


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