SIFP is a fast-pitch investment forum highlighting New Ideas for Social Impact, presented by Social Venture Partners Seattle.

Social Innovation Fast Pitch on Oct 3, 2011 - Images by Karen Ducey

 

 

Viva Thank You

2011 Results: Connections Lead to Impact

Viva Farmsone of the largest networks of farm internships in the world, won big from a monetary perspective, and even bigger from a connection perspective. Here's one of the co-founder's comments: 

“We found that the value of participating in the Fast Pitch far exceeded the value of the generous cash prize: the value of the relationships we developed and the feedback & support we received from our SIFP mentors & audience members was immeasurable.”

 

View videos of all finalists' pitches here. To see a list with linked one-pagers of all semifinalists and finalists who had PosterTables at the reception, click here.  

Our final 2011 Report to Donors providing a summary of impact and transparent access to all received feedback is here.

 

2011 Winners

 
      

Food N' Me. Food N' Me is an effective nutrition system that changes eating behaviors in children and families. Fighting childhood obesity with pounds of fun!

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For-profit Track $50,000
     

FindProz, Inc. FindProz is a marketplace for private instruction.

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For-profit Track $50,000
     

Viva Farms.  Viva Farms is helping launch the next generation of organic farmers by providing land, capital, expertise, and dedicated markets.

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Non-profit Track $30,000
       

Dynamic Labs. Dynamic Labs will be the soil where seeds of innovations will be systematically planted, fertilized, pruned, and harvested.

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Non-profit Track $20,000
    

Jolkona. Jolkona helps non-profits improve fundraising efforts by providing a simple online microgiving & reporting platform to crowdsource funds online.

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Non-profit Track $15,000
      

Flash Volunteer.  Flash Volunteer provides tools to create, discover, and easily share local service events via social media, mobile, and our unique Cause Crowd feature.

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Non-profit Track

$10,000

      

Village. An exemplary health and wellness model simultaneously stimulating healthy mothers, babies, families, providers, healthcare systems, and the planet.

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Non-profit Track  $5,000
      

Audience Choice for Most Innovative:Viva Farms.

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Non-profit Track

 

 $5,000
     

Audience Choice for Best Fast Pitch: Viva Farms.

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Non-profit Track

 

 $5,000

Reach Out.  Reach Out brings an innovative approach to day camps, providing 1:1 counselor-to-camper in week-long camps designed to change the self-impression and life-trajectory of disabled, disadvantaged, and homeless youth.

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University Track  $5,000
    

Biodiesel Cooperative.  Student-led, student-run, biodiesel conversion lab at the University of Washington, procuring used cooking oil on campus, converting it to industry-grade biodiesel, and selling it back to the UW to power part of their on-campus diesel fleet.

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University Track  $2,000
  

SIFF: Sharing Interests Forming Friendships

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High School Track

 $2,000
   

MoneySense.  Building an interactive website and offering training clinics for educating middle school and high school students about financial literacy and the dangers of financial mismanagement.

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High School Track  $1,000