Date/Time Event Location Description

August 18th

12:30pm-1:45 pm

Live webinar workshop for Earlybird applicants Instructions to be emailed by the 17th. Fast Pitching and Storytelling, by Andy Goodman. Will also be available to watch after 8-22

August 22nd

11:59 pm

Final Application Deadline   All applications must be complete by Monday midnight.  One-pagers, videos, and other materials may be updated again before the Quarter-finals.
August 23rd-31st Application Screening Process By SIFP Screening Team All applications will be read and scored to determine which advance to quarterfinals.
September 1st Announce 40 Quarterfinalists Email, Facebook, Twitter, SIFP.net  
 September 1st 40 Quarterfinalists receive Doodle to sign up for Pitch Clinic Date

 Email- please respond by noon 9/2

There is limited space available at each clinic (only 14 entrepreneurs + 1 associate per session), so it is in one's best interest to respond quickly!
 September 1st 40 QF receive email to submit Pitch Clinic presentations by 9/5

 Email

Presentation visual aids (powerpoint, PDF, etc.) to be used during Pitch Clinics should be submitted by 9/5 at the latest
September 6th (No later than) Mentors assigned to each Quarterfinalist

Via email

One primary, one alternate

September 6th

8 am-12pm & 1 pm-5pm

Pitch Clinic 1

Pitch Clinic 2

*Optional, recommended training

*Only one per team (same content covered at each)

 

Davis Wright Tremaine

1201 3rd Ave, Suite 2200

Seattle, WA

14 contestants + 1 mentor or business associate (each) per clinic

Sign up via Doodle will be emailed to Quarterfinalists, allowing them to choose what time fits best

Registration starts 7:45am / 12:30pm

September 7th

1 pm-5 pm

Pitch Clinic 3 

*Same as above

 

Davis Wright Tremaine

1201 3rd Ave, Suite 2200

Seattle, WA

14 contestants + 1 mentor or business associate (each) per clinic

Registration starts 12:30pm

September 8th

QF receive Doodle to sign up for 9/19 Quarterfinals (either AM or PM session)

 Email

 Please respond by 9/14

September 8th

QF receive email to submit QF presentations by 9/18

 Email

 Please submit by 9/18

September 19th

8:00 am-5:30 pm

 

"Compete and Connect" Quarterfinals

*This is the first time your pitch will be judged

*Receive feedback from judges and peers on your pitch

*Your application and one-pager can be updated until the 18th

Paccar Hall, University of Washington, Room 291

* Quarterfinalists attend either Session 1 or Session 2

08:00- 08:30 Session 1 Registration

08:30-12:30 Session 1 (First 20 pitches and feedback)

12:30 Session 2 Registration

12:30-01:30 Networking Lunch for all Quarterfinalists

01:30-05:30 Session 2 (Last 20 pitches and feedback)

05:30-06:30 Judges deliberate, pick Top 20

Sign up via Doodle will be emailed to Quarterfinalists, allowing them to choose Session 1 or Session 2 (up to the 20 team limit) 

September 20th

Announce 20 Semifinalists

*All semifinalists will participate in the October 3rd event, but ony 10 will pitch onstage

 Email, Facebook, Twitter, SIFP.net  
 September 20th

Semifinalists receive email to submit Semifinals presentations by 9/27

Email Please submit by 9/27

September 28th

9 am-12:30 pm

Semifinal Judging "Pitch-off"

*Will determine who pitches on stage on October 3rd

*Fast and efficient; no real-time feedback

Fenwick & West

1191 2nd Ave, 10th floor

Seattle, WA

 

09:00-12:00 Semifinalists Pitch Individually to Judges

12:00-3:00  Judges lunch & deliberation

End of day Announcement of Top 10 to pitch at SIFP

Sign up (via Doodle) will be emailed to Semifinalists, allowing them to pick a time slot between 9 and 12

October 3rd

4:30 pm- 9 pm

SIFP "Pitch & Connect" Event

*Includes cocktail/mingling time

*Guest speaker and 14 Fast-Pitches (Top 10 +4 youth from Ashoka)

*Tradeshow format for all semifinalists to connect with audience after pitches

Fisher Pavilion

305 Harrison St

Seattle, WA

 
Please view the agenda for the night at http://bit.ly/SIFP_agenda
 

*Winners announced at the end of the evening