Alphabetical list of organizations that pitched in the Oct. 3 on-stage competition, in the for-profit, non-profit tracks, and Ashoka-trained high school / college "Youth Venture" teams. ALL of these organizations as well as the semifinalists had Poster Tables for audience engagement during the reception. Fast Pitch 5-minute videos are now available for all finalists, linked below.
|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.||NFP||Kathryn Cogert|
Dynamic Labs will be the soil where seeds of innovations will be systematically planted, fertilized, pruned, and harvested.
|FindProz, Inc||eBay for education: FindProz is the marketplace for private instruction.||FP||Tyler Pack|
Flash Volunteer provides tools to create, discover, and easily share local service events via social media, mobile, and our unique Cause Crowd feature.
|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!||FP||Frederic DeWulf|
BOSS empowers project owners/managers and minority small businesses with the tools and information to create sustainable social change.
|Jolkona||Jolkona helps non-profits improve fundraising efforts by providing a simple online microgiving & reporting platform to crowdsource funds online.||NFP||Nadia Khawaja|
|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.||NFP||Akshay Chalana|
|Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development||
Solarize Seattle harnesses the collective impact of community to accelerate solar energy adoption via a group purchasing program.
|SIFF: Sharing Interests Forming Friendships||Breaks social barriers between special needs students and their peers at three public high schools in the Puget Sound and is expanding every year.||NFP||Michelle Solomon|
|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||NFP||Shandra Benito|
An exemplary health and wellness model simultaneously stimulating healthy mothers, babies, families, providers, healthcare systems, and the planet.
|Viva Farms||Viva Farms is helping launch the next generation of organic farmers by providing land, capital, expertise, and dedicated markets.||NFP||Ethan Schaffer|
|Youth Suicide Prevention Program||
"K-12 Lessons for Life" is a new web tool that links educators to Best Practices curricula to support school-based suicide prevention and save lives.