We are pleased to announce this year’s 2018 SVP Fast Pitch Finalists! These 11 organizations will take the stage on Saturday, November 10 at our culminating event, The Final Showdown.
Our semifinals event this Monday showcased 21 outstanding organizations committed to social change in Seattle. It has been inspiring to bear witness to the growth of not only the storytelling, but also the sense of community and connection found in the room.
Come support our presenters, along with the full cohort of participating organizations that will be at the Innovator Expo and reception. Networking, community and inspiration await!
Stay tuned for upcoming finalist innovator profiles to learn more about their mission, motivation and plans for what’s next as we countdown to November 10th.
|Amara||The Amara STAR (Strong Tough And Resilient) Adoptee Mentorship Program empowers adoptees to build a healthy and strong adoptee identity and positive community connections through a unique group mentorship model celebrating the adoptee experience.||Established Nonprofit|
|Cirkled In||Cirkled In is a secure portfolio platform matching students with the best-fit colleges and universities, leveling the playing field for all and a creating a win-win.||For-Profit|
|Dignity for Divas||Dignity for Divas supports women across the Puget Sound transition out of homelessness through the use of a self-care platform that creates pathways to success.||Startup Nonprofit|
|Elixir||Elixir connects uninsured and undocumented populations with healthcare in their communities.||Startup Nonprofit|
|Food Innovation Network||The Food Innovation Network empowers underserved entrepreneurs to launch food businesses—from licensing to commercial kitchen space to marketing—we provide support every step of the way.||Established Nonprofit|
|Fuchsia Inc.||Fuchsia is an impact brand bringing new fashion accessories from global artisans.||For-Profit|
|Rainier Valley Midwives||Rainier Valley Midwives intends to bring innovative midwifery-led collaborative care to families of color in King County.||Startup Nonprofit|
|Refugee Artisan Initiative||The Refugee Artisan Initiative works with local refugee and immigrant women to provide opportunities for sustainable employment in sewing and handcrafting products in the comfort of their homes while making a fair wage.||Startup Nonprofit|
|Rebuilding Together Seattle||Rebuilding Together is on the move, from repairing homes and transforming lives, to joining our neighbors in building and sustaining vibrant communities.||Established Nonprofit|
|Seattle Against Slavery||Freedom Signal is technology to reach online trafficking victims and disrupt the sex buyers who exploit them.||Established Nonprofit|
|Techbridge Girls Pacific Northwest||Techbridge Girls excites, educates, and equips girls from low-income communities by delivering high-quality STEM programming that empowers a girl to achieve economic mobility and better life chances.||Established Nonprofit|
We look forward to seeing you at the Final Showdown on 11/10 – Buy tickets!
Early bird ticket prices available through Sunday, October 21st only!
Photo credit: Lisa Bontje