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Announcing Our 2016 Fast Pitch Finalists!

Posted by Sujata Agrawal

After two months of practicing and polishing their presentations, SVP’s 2016 Fast Pitch Finalists are getting ready for the big day — the Final Showdown.

Meet the final 14 below and cheer them on at McCaw Hall on October 25 where they will pitch their great ideas for good to a panel of eminent judges, impact investors and hundreds of community members. Plus, get a free ride to and from the event with our generous sponsor — Uber!


2016 Fast Pitch Finalists

#FPFinal 14 : ATJ Tech Fellows Program

ATJ Tech Fellows Program is a legal fellowship program designed to train law students on the varied use of technology to expand legal access, cut costs, and improve service delivery. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : Beta Hatch, Inc.

Beta Hatch, Inc. helps farmers grow more food with its insect agriculture approach. It produces insects on an industrial level, to harness their incredible potential to turn waste into nutrients for livestock and plants. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : EduDesign Lab

EduDesign Lab is a summer institute for teachers to drive their own professional learning in collaboration with one another, and with support from UW experts. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : GiveSafe

GiveSafe provides low-cost electronic ‘beacons’ to individuals struggling with homelessness through nonprofits partners. The technology allows people to give into a fund the individual can use on critical needs with a case manager’s help. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : iRummage

iRummage is an online donation platform for buying and selling goods for the benefit of schools. It also offers a hands-on platform for children to learn about business practices. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : PotaVida

PotaVida's mission is to create products for the disaster response and international development sector that accurately capture usage data and distil it into actionable reports. Their first product is a sunlight-driven household water purifier that electronically records usage. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : SafeCase

SafeCase is empowering women by providing easily accessible date rape protection in the form of a phone case, allowing discreet and cost-efficient everyday protection. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : STEMcademy

STEMcademy is an educational organization aimed at increasing STEM interest through education to elementary and middle schoolers. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : TangoStride

TangoStride: Hugs that Empower helps people improve mobility, creates community, and inspires hope. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : Urban Death Project

Urban Death Project is developing a new model of death care called Recomposition that is scalable, regenerative, and based on nature's processes. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : Ventures

Ventures will sell its uniquely impactful program model to other nonprofits and teach them to deliver micro-business development services in their communities. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : VIA Global Health, Inc.

Via Global Health, Inc. has created an open distribution and logistics platform for suppliers of health technologies to sustainably and affordably address the needs of the 6 billion people in emerging markets. Its mission is to improve global access to healthcare innovation. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : WeCount

WeCount strengthens the social safety net by enabling a peer-to-peer economy where people can easily donate specifically requested items to the homeless. Read More »

#FPFinal14 : Yoga Behind Bars

Yoga Behind Bars shares yoga and meditation with incarcerated people to promote rehabilitation, build safer communities and contribute to the reform of the corrections system. Read More »

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