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Congratulations 2018 SVP Fast Pitch Winners!

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown!

We’re all still beaming about the SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown held on November 10th. The 8th annual Final Showdown was overflowing with energy and inspiration as the 11 SVP Fast Pitch  finalists took the stage at Kane Hall at the University of Washington, followed by a innovator showcase for community members to engage with all 21 organizations that participated in Fast Pitch this year. A big thanks to everyone who was involved to make the night such a success! 

Technology driven solutions to increase access to higher education,and end human trafficking, self-care based solutions to uplift women experiencing homelessness, health and wellness solutions for undeserved communities – this is only a portion of the powerful ideas presented at this year’s Final Showdown.

Read more about the 2018 SVP Fast Pitch winners below and experience the excitement that was displayed on stage through our photo gallery and videos (coming next week)! Learn more about all of our finalists and semifinalists who are doing incredible work in our community.

All organizations are ready to get you plugged in and count on community support! Please reach out to fastpitch@svpseattle.org to be connected to any of these organizations.

Startup For-Profit Track

Cirkled In (Reetu Gupta)

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.









Startup For-Profit Best Pitch — $7,500

In-kind management training series from uniquelyHR ($4,000 value)

More Information: www.cirkledin.com

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Fuchsia (Afshan Abbas)

An impact brand bringing new fashion accessories from global artisans.












Startup For-Profit Finalist — $1,000

More Information: fuchsiashoes.com

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Startup Nonprofit Track

Dignity for Divas (Nikki Gane)

Supports women across the Puget Sound transition out of homelessness through the use of a self-care platform that creates pathways to success.

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1st Place Startup Nonprofit — $10,000

More Information: dignityfordivas.org

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Elixir (Marium Raza)

Connects uninsured and undocumented populations with healthcare in their communities.












2nd Place Startup Nonprofit — $5,000

More Information: elixirnonprofit.org

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Rainier Valley Midwives (Tara Lawal)

Intends to bring innovative midwifery-led collaborative care to families of color in King County.











Startup Nonprofit Finalist — $1,000

More Information: rv-cc.org

Photo Credit: Lisa Bontje

Refugee Artisan Initiative (Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman)

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 Finalist — $1,000

More Information: refugeearts.org

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Established Nonprofit Track

Seattle Against Slavery (Robert Beiser)

Developed Freedom Signal. a technology to reach online trafficking victims and disrupt the sex buyers who exploit them.









1st Place Established Nonprofit — $15,000

Audience Choice Award — $5,000

In-kind consulting services from Point B ($20,000 value)

More Information: seattleagainstslavery.org

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Techbridge Girls PNW (Chanel Hall)

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.









2nd Place Established Nonprofit — $7,500

More Information: techbridgegirls.org

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Amara (Angela Tucker)

Launched the Amara STAR (Strong Tough And Resilient) Adoptee Mentorship Program to empower 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 Finalist — $1,000

More Information: amaraputskidsfirst.org

Food Innovation Network (Kara Martin)

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 Finalist — $1,000

More Information: foodinnovationnetwork.org

Photo Credit: Lisa Bontje

Rebuilding Together Seattle (Caleb Marshall)

RT Seattle is on the move, from repairing homes and transforming lives, to joining our neighbors in building and sustaining vibrant communities.









Established Nonprofit Finalist — $1,000

In-kind consulting services from Grow50  ($70,000 value)

More Information: rtseattle.org

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 

Additional Cohort Awards



Startup For-Profit: Audley (Jenna Newbrey)

In-kind consulting services from Grow50  ($70,000 value)

Photo Credit: Lisa Bontje






All semifinalist innovator organizations received a $500 participation grant.

Photo Credit: Lisa Bontje







All organizations had the opportunity to receive “Angel Awards” from the audience winners ($3,500 worth).

In addition the text to donate campaign through Give Lively generated more than $3,000 total to select organizations.

Photo Credit: Youth in Focus 


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