Social Venture Partners of Tampa Bay is getting ready to kick off its second Fast Pitch Business Competition. The Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition that supports nonprofits and social enterprises addressing critical needs and making a positive impact in Tampa Bay and around the world. This Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a free two-month training and mentoring program followed by a pitch by innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change. A “Fast Pitch” is a high-energy, fast-moving, quick-fire presentation where social entrepreneurs share the mission, vision. promise, and model for their organization – all in under three minutes. Fast Pitch implements this rigorous two-month coaching/mentorship process to prepare approximately 10 chosen nonprofit organizations for the big pitch – a three-minute fast pitch with the goal of getting funding and support from the community.
I had the opportunity to attend the first Fast Pitch event last year and it was extraordinarily exciting, and the nonprofit participants were well-prepared and found a new way to engage the community in their work. This year’s event will be held in St. Petersburg.
For more information, please visit https://svptampabay.org and click on Fast Pitch at the top. There is a guide that helps provide information and eligibility. Once you review the information, to make an application, visit – https://goo.gl/forms/OMjvnVumSQzUme4D3