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SVP Fast Pitch is a greatly impactful experience. It can also represent a significant time commitment for applicants and coaches during the program year, especially those that are a member of a small but mighty team. Please be sure to account for schedule requirements and make arrangements to ensure you can actively participate in the group sessions, 1:1 coaching sessions, dress rehearsal and attend the Final Showdown!

Expected time commitment is 30-35 hours minimum.

Application Period

September 3rd: Applications Open

September 17th: Volunteer Info Session

September 23rd:Application & Program Info Session

October 18th: Applications Close

October 15th-November 20th: Application Screening & Deliberations

  • This time period includes a 2nd round of screening for select participants, where additional follow up may be necessary

November 22nd: 20 Semifinalists chosen (must confirm participation by 11/30)

December 10th: Coach assignments made


Location: Most sessions will be hosted at the Impact HUB Seattle 

Timing: Practice sessions and semi-final pitch session will be hosted on Tuesdays, 3-8pm (dinner provided)

Attendees: Group sessions will include all innovators and coaches unless otherwise indicated

Dates & Focus: 

December 16th*: Program Orientation, Presentation Workshop & Coach Introduction

January 7th*: New Year Mixer – learning curriculum, community building

January 21st*: Group Session 1 – learning curriculum and practice clinic

February 11th*: Group Session 2 – learning curriculum and practice clinic

February 25th*: Group Session 3 (Semifinals) – learning curriculum, judged pitch session

-Innovators, Coaches and invited guests attend

-Up to 10 finalists selected to present at Final Showdown, Finalists notified by February 28

Final Event

March 16th, 2020*: Finalist Dress Rehearsal (up to 12 organizations)

  • 6:30-9pm, Town Hall Seattle

March 26th, 2020: Final Showdown Event (all organizations)

  • 3:30-8:30pm, Town hall Seattle – Reception to follow
  • Semifinalists & Finalists have booth representation at Innovator Expo
  • Exact arrival time and stage program to be confirmed


*Dates require innovator attendance; Coaches expected to attend each session, can arrive at 5pm if needed after curriculum learning.    

Off weeks will include 1:1 mentorship with assigned coaches 


If you have a known conflict with any of the above dates, please contact SVP staff to discuss prior to applying for the program. Absences will be taken into consideration when selecting finalists.

Click here to download the 2020 Innovator flyer for program specifics and eligibility details.

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