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2017 SVP Fast Pitch Semifinalists

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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. 

Organization Description Track
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

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