If you weren’t one of the 450 attendees of last year’s inaugural Fast PItch event, you missed a night of community, innovation, and philanthropy. 13 nonprofits took to the stage of University of Tampa’s Fletcher Lounge to pitch their social enterprise to a panel of 5 local judges from around the bay, including Phil Casey, Joe Hamilton, Rochelle Freidman Walk, Tom Wallace, and James Tully for a chance at $60,000 in cash prizes.
Teams were chosen after participating in SVP’s business accelerator program, a 6 week social enterprise business “boot camp.” Each team is paired with with a business mentor to hone their business plan and strategy as well as nail down their “pitch” in 3 minutes. Our partners bring a vast array of skills from all backgrounds, and they bring that knowledge to our accelerator program as they guide the groups through the program.
This year’s accelerator application period will open on June 1st, and close on July 1st 2018, with our Fast Pitch being held at The Palladium on October 25th. Nonprofits with a social enterprise or an idea for one are encouraged to apply online. Stay up to date on important dates by following us on facebook or joining our mailing list on our website www.svptampabay.org
Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay is a group of engaged philanthropists, who want to do more and be more in the Tampa Bay Community, by getting involved with a hands on approach to giving. SVP Tampa bay address gets real outcomes from addressing real issues right here in our community. Our partner roster boasts talent from all all aspects of life, and brings an incredible array of skills to the table, from nonprofit management, to business strategy, to marketing. SVP Tampa Bay looks forward to what 2018’s accelerator and Fast Pitch have in store for Tampa Bay!
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