Fast Pitch 2018
October 25th 5:30PM The Palladium
SVP Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition that supports nonprofits and social enterprises addressing critical needs and making a positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. This Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a free two-month accelerator and mentoring program followed by a pitch for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change.
Innovators tackling societal challenges are paired with business and community leaders who help accelerate their impact.
Following the accelerator, the “Fast Pitch” culminating event is an exciting high-energy, fast-moving, quick-fire competition where social entrepreneurs share the mission, vision, promise, and model of their organization and compete for cash and prizes
The Live Pitch Fest event is October 25th 2018 at 5:30PM
Get your tickets now! Last years event sold out!
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN AGAIN ON JUNE 1ST 2018
Are you a nonprofit in Tampa Bay with talented and passionate leaders? Do you have iInnovative, impactful, and creative ideas that can change our community and possibly the world? Are you and your team coachable and motivated? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you are who we are looking for. In fact, we encourage all Innovative nonprofits that are striving to effect social change in Tampa Bay to get involved. Everyone who participates will benefit.
Well, the winners will receive cash prizes. Everyone that participates will benefit. Just by applying you will be exposed to Social Venture Partners' network of engaged philanthropists. Access to capital and funding. SVP partners do more than writing donation checks; we offer holistic investments in participating nonprofits through the SVP partner network.
Semi-finalists will be enrolled in a free, two month accelerator program lead by partner professionals and experts. The goal is to elevate and empower your organization with valuable skills and insights to help nonprofits have the greatest impact. You will also receive coaching on developing and delivering your fast pitch at the culminating competition event.
The SVP Fast Pitch is also an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other innovative nonprofits to help build a stronger social enterprise community.
But wait, there's more! In addition to SVP partners, the competition event will also attract other donors, government and cultural leaders, volunteers, and for profit social entrepreneurs; all of whom can be valuable resources and connections.
Apply right here on this site. It is quick and easy.
Reach out to us with any questions. We want to talk with you!
From the applicant pool, finalists will participate in our two month accelerator program. Topics include: finance, marketing, operations, leadership, fundraising and more. The goal is to help you be sustainable and accountable.
In addition to the capabilities enhancement of the accelerator, you will participate in coaching and practice sessions to help you refine your message, your vision and purpose and create a powerful, three-minute fast pitch of your nonprofit.
After you have received the power boost from the accelerator and have refined and practiced your pitch to perfection, you and your semi-finalist peers will be star attraction at the gala competition event. You will meet the social movers and shakers of Tampa Bay and compete for cash and prizes.
It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they will help build communities able to solve our most entrenched problems. Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.
We are people for whom improving our community is part of our life’s journey. Our commitment to transform our community unites us. We are corporate executives, community leaders, volunteers, philanthropists, parents– a network of local partners connecting passion and purpose. We see the chasm between the challenges we face today as a society and the way we are engaging those challenges. Together, we have more to give. We believe improving our community is part of our life’s journey.