Join us at the LIVE Competition September 29th

Pitch. Network. Celebrate.

Friday September 29 | 5:30 Reception | 6:30 Competition

IMPACT Pitch is a chance for existing or startup businesses who have a positive IMPACT on their community to win cash prizes totaling up to $25,000 at a live competition on September 29th, 2017.

The IMPACT Pitch LIVE Competition & Showcase is a "Shark Tank"-style event held at The Riveter on Capitol Hill. An evening dedicated to celebrating diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Pacific Northwest, the top 8 finalists in our competition who have a positive IMPACT on their community with pitch their business ideas, LIVE. These finalists have a chance to win cash prizes totaling up to $25,000. Winners will include the best startup business, best existing business, and best veteran-, woman-, and community-of-color-owned businesses. Come be a part of their success by watching dreams come true!

Included with your admission to our live IMPACT Pitch Competition, you will receive:

  • Hosted wine, beer and appetizers
  • Access to our semi-finalist showcase
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with industry investors
  • Most importantly, the opportunity to support a diverse group of local, underserved* small-businesses.
*Veteran-, women-, minority-, immigrant- and LGBT-owned small businesses are traditionally underserved when seeking financial support for starting and growing their businesses. Your support ensures that our small-business culture remains a diverse reflection of who we are as a community.

Top 8 Finalists

Capuli Club - Sips & Treats

We look to develop a resilient brand of drinks and snacks celebrating natural ingredients & bringing people together through beautiful food experiences.

Nuflours Bakery

Amanda Bedell & Phebe Rossi

To serve local and gluten free communities by feeding people, bodies and minds.

Ole Cafe

Amanda Reichert

Seattle's 1st Spanish speaking ONLY cafe!


Caitlin Huertas

To become the lead indoor playspace in the Greater Seattle Area for children ages 0-10

Repair Revolution

Eli Allison

We are revolutionizing the automotive industry by disrupting business as usual with radical transparency

Resistencia Coffee

Cote & Tim Soerens

Resistencia Coffee curates a space where people & community can grow while enjoying great coffee & health conscious food.


Karyn Schwartz

Retail brick and mortar stores are part of any community's invisible safety net.

ZILA Works

ZILA Works is a bioplastics innovator that capitalizes on the renewable benefits of industrial hemp.

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Location: The Riveter, Seattle

The Event

An evening dedicated to celebrating diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the Pacific Northwest, selected semi-finalists will pitch their start-up or established businesses to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash award prizes.

Cash Prizes

Special cash awards include:

-best startup venture
-best existing business
-best veteran owned venture
-best women owned venture
-best minority owned venture


Business Impact Northwest and Sponsors will provide hosted wine, beer and appetizers, a chance to mingle with IMPACT Pitch semi-finalist and finalists, exclusive networking opportunities with industry investors, and most importantly, the opportunity to support a diverse group of local and underserved small-businesses.


Whether as a competitor for pitch prizes or a community member interested in attending, you make this event possible. Applications for the competition are available in the Spring, and tickets to the Live Pitch Competition will be available in the months leading up to the event.

IMPACT Pitch is presented by Harborstone Credit Union in partnership with Business Impact NW.