We are pleased to announce this year’s 2017 SVP Fast Pitch Semifinalists!
Special thanks to our venue sponsors UW Foster School of Business and Substantial.
Stay tuned for upcoming innovator profiles to learn more about our 2017 semifinalists as they prepare for the next round of competition on October 3rd.
|Aware||Helps high schoolers and elementary schoolers, to learn and become more aware about special needs.||High School|
|Creative Children for Charity (3C)||Youth led organization working to inspire one million kids and teens to donate their time and talent for a social cause through creativity.||High School|
|Inflammaid||Equips citizens and professionals with the resources and knowledge needed to lead sepsis-free lives.||High School|
|Take Me There||Empowers people with disabilities and allows them to travel more efficiently.||High School|
|Handimaps||Provides detailed facility information to improve accessibility and travel experiences for all in any event space.||University|
|MotMot Coffee||Empowers Nicaraguan coffee farmers by providing a fair and sustainable wage for the coffee they produce.||University|
|Swarm FX||Developing an autonomous first response system in firefighting, allowing real-time mapping of the wildfire and local terrain.||University|
|Adi Collective||Creates beautiful clothing, meaningful employment for refugee women, and builds connections between wearers and makers of Adi's clothes.||Startup Nonprofit|
|KNOWFOOD||Connects Seattle Public Schools students with the Seattle restaurant industry to create advanced learning environments and future career opportunities.||Startup Nonprofit|
|Scholarship Junkies||Reduces the financial barriers to college by helping students find scholarships and develop their stories via dedicated mentorship.||Startup Nonprofit|
|Seattle Clemency Project||Aims to match reformed, long-serving inmates with free legal help to file for clemency.||Startup Nonprofit|
|The Inc.||Fosters a positive, child-friendly workplace culture that inspires connection, confidence and growth for women at any stage of their career or entrepreneurial job.||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||Dedicated to supporting the emotional well-being of children adversely affected by hardship, using creativity to lead to inspired possibilities.||Established Nonprofit|
|BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking||Aligns and equips leaders to use the power of business to prevent human trafficking.||Established Nonprofit|
|Municipal League Foundation||Promotes good government that is open, effective, and accountable to improve the caliber of public officials and the quality of public decisions.||Established Nonprofit|
|Northaven Senior Housing||Senior living facility providing low income and affordable housing working to improve inter-generational relationships through college students living on-site with seniors.||Established Nonprofit|
|The DOVE Project||Serving as a catalyst for social change fostering zero tolerance for interpersonal violence.||Established Nonprofit|
|Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP||Champions high quality early learning through professional development, collaboration, and advocacy for Head Start and the ECEAP.||Established Nonprofit|
|Bike City||Leases electric bikes to companies and provide an ecosystem of support to get commuters riding and keep them riding consistently.||For-Profit|
|BridgeCare Finance||Consumer lending platform that breaks down the cost barriers of high quality childcare for working families.||For-Profit|
|Eco-Shelter||Social enterprise that provides an affordable and ecological roofing alternative made from resin-coated bamboo mats.||For-Profit|
|GarageHop||Makes your daily commute easier, smarter and greener through unlocking new parking spots in residential, mixed-use or commercial building garages.||For-Profit|
|LC-Tourniquet Inc||is the first pre-hospital treatment for acute limb ischemia (ALI) and the first to combine the preservative properties of cooling with the circulatory control of a traditional tourniquet.||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|
|Mycovate Solutions||Eliminates disposable diapers waste by using a unique decomposition process in which oyster mushrooms are grown.||For-Profit|
|ReBoot Seattle LLC||Devoted to female workforce returnees, restores professional confidence and creates connections with women with the larger work community.||For-Profit|
Join us for the Final Showdown on 10/24 – Tickets on sale now!
Photos courtesy of Emily Wilson, Tom Wear & Lisa Bontje