Is your organization innovative? Are you looking for funding? Do you help solve a social or environmental impact in the Puget Sound area? Then you may qualify for grant or seed funding from Social Venture Partners (SVP) Fast Pitch program. Applications to SVP FAST PITCH SEATTLE are due by July 1, 2013. Not sure it’s right for you? Consider this, simply by applying to the SVP FAST PITCH SEATTLE community you’ll become part of a support network that can move your organization or startup along faster than you ever thought possible. What are you waiting for? Checkout the workshops and apply! http://sifp.net
ABOUT SVP FAST PITCH SEATTLE
SVP Fast Pitch Seattle (formerly known as Social Innovation Fast Pitch, SIFP) is a fast-pitch granting and investment forum highlighting New Ideas for Social Impact, presented by Social Venture Partners, Seattle. Last year, they awarded $238,000 in seed and grant funding and hosted 700 social innovators, community connectors, donors and investors. It was moving, celebratory, fun, engaging, and a great place to network, meet friends, and help Seattle become the Capital of Social Innovation. This year, they’re planning on 1,000 people and have secured McCaw Hall for November 13, 2013! It’ll be a huge endeavor that’s fulfilling for everyone involved.
Check out what Bill Gates wrote about SVP Fast Pitch last year:
“I’m happy to see the development of a marketplace that encourages innovators to make bold career decisions by pursuing solutions that complement Melinda’s and my philanthropic efforts. And I’m pleased to see the birth of an investor base and growth of venture philanthropist models which together help the best of these organizations succeed and improve the world around them.” http://bit.ly/bgC3SIFP
Think you might know someone who should apply? This year, even quarter-finalists (40 organizations) will win valuable prizes, like $500 in credits at the HUB (Seattle’s premier address for the social innovation community), $1,000 in Google App Engine Credits, and the opportunity for $20,000 (wow!) in credits to the Google Cloud (App Engine and/or Google Cloud Storage, Google Compute Engine, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud SQL, Google Translate, Google Prediction API). In addition, 10 applicants will receive ongoing support and mentorship from Fledge, the “conscious company” incubator. Non-profits and for-profits are invited to apply for over $250,000 in grants and seed funding but don’t delay. You must apply before July 1, 2013!
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