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2015 SVP Fast Pitch Semifinalists

Posted by Julie Pham

We’d like to congratulate all of the teams that were selected to advance to SVP’s Fast Pitch semifinals! This list includes all five tracks as well as runner-ups.

Organization Description Track
21 Progress  21 Progress is a social justice organization that encourages youth leadership from communities of color to advance a just society through innovative campaigns and leadership development programs. Established Nonprofit
Academy for Precision Learning Inclusive High School  APL is launching an innovative and inclusive high school for students across the autism spectrum and typically-developing peers. Established Nonprofit
Arqlite  Arqlite turns waste into value. Arqlite effectively utilizes non-recyclable and recyclable waste plastic by converting it into an artificial stone aggregate. Startup For-Profit
Art Beyond Us Art Beyond Us is a fellowship program that helps amateur artists grow and harness their passion for the greater good of the environment. High School
Cancer We Care This app motivates cancer victims and their families who need help and hope from supportive and positive people who have gone through similar sufferings. High School (Runner-up)
Deep Roots Foods  Deep Roots Foods is a GMO free small batch food processing, co-packing, and food warehouse fulfillment company. Startup For-Profit
FoodCircles  The FoodCircles app + website will allow anyone in Seattle to provide nutrition for a child, adult or family in need simply by dining out at a local restaurant Established Nonprofit
GiveSafe For 200M citygoers that will pass by 2M homeless in the US this year, GiveSafe has created a way to give in seconds without carrying a dollar on hand. Startup For-Profit
Infinut (runner-up) Deep conceptual learning apps for kids. Kids learn by doing, not rote memorization. Kids start to enjoy math as they understand what it means. Startup For-Profit
Inquiry Partners  Inquiry Partners develops web-based tools to help teachers engage students in developing 21st Century learning skills. Startup For-Profit
IntelliH2O IntelliH2O, a water purity tester app, can help decrease diseases by verifying the potability of tap water and reduce eco footprints from plastic bottle usage. High School
JikoPower Inc. The JikoPower thermoelectric generator converts waste heat generated during cooking into usable electricity. College
Ladybug House  The goal is to build a palliative care home for children with life limiting illnesses offering medical support, end-of-life care, and respite for families. Early Stage Nonprofit
MarketShare  Our mission is to build an international food market in Seattle that empowers food entrepreneurs from immigrant and refugee communities. Early Stage Nonprofit
M.U.S.T. – Mentoring Urban Students and Teens Hire young men who grew up in at-risk environments to attend college and mentor youth who are at risk of dropping out of high school. Established Nonprofit
OneWorld Now!  By adapting our leadership program to a virtual exchange platform we scale access to intercultural understanding among the US and broader Middle East. Established Nonprofit
pala-linq (runner-up)  We provide on-the-go support for the millions in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and keep them in constant contact with loved ones to reduce relapse. Startup For-Profit
Play Works Studio  Play Works Studio designs science games for girls and boys. Our mission is to inspire children to discover a passion for science and technology while having fun. Startup For-Profit
Point To create a free educational application for parents and helpers to teach first words to kids (1-3 years old) with autism and help them communicate choices. College (Runner-up)
Prison Scholar Fund  We create opportunities for inmates to get an education so that they never come back to prison, through direct funding for college and counseling services. Early Stage Nonprofit
Reclaimed Grounds  We aim to make the most out of every coffee bean and create a renewable source of bio-diesel from them to create a cleaner energy security for our customers. High School
ResearcHQ.org   Provide the civic sector access to trustworthy academic partners to increase timely, relevant, and cost-effective research that can readily improve society. Early Stage Nonprofit
SafeWheel SafeWheel's mission is to provide a safe ride into the future by reducing the amount of drunk driving incidents worldwide. High School
Salish Sea Expeditions–Salish 2  SSE is committed to launching the first fully equipped Puget Sound research vessel devoted to teaching middle and high school students STEM disciplines. Established Nonprofit
Seattle CityClub  Civic Boot Camp is a day-long training to educate, connect and empower Puget Sound residents so they can make a difference as community leaders. Established Nonprofit
Stage Trade StageTrade is an online marketplace for Performing Arts organizations to buy, sell and rent production assets, such sets, costumes and props. Startup For-Profit
Statehouse News Project  The Statehouse Project allows voters to fund and direct capitol reporting to help level the playing field between special interests and the public interests. Established Nonprofit
Step Stone Step stone is a web based application that helps homeless shelters and homeless individuals attain information on the resources available to them. College
STYLE (runner-up)  STYLE’s (Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education) mission is to ignite students'  passion for literature through collaborative songwriting education. Early Stage Nonprofit
TK Threads TK Threads empowers formerly oppressed women through long-term employment in a restorative network. College
VetStartups, Inc.  Train Veteran developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to launch new careers and tech startups in organic, vibrant ecosystems across the nation. Startup For-Profit
Vitruvian Energy, SPC  Vitruvian Energy is a socially-conscious cleantech startup that has developed a technology to convert sewage into a biofuel to be used in existing engines. Startup For-Profit
Yesler Terrace Food Pod YTFP seeks to create a food cart pod that will provide grant opportunities for people in need to reach their entrepreneurial and culinary goals. College

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