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IMPACT Pitch Competition

Pitch. Network. Celebrate.

September 29, 2017

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. Winners can use the prize money to help get started, expand, or grow their business.

Applications for the 2017 competition closed on June 29th. Click here for an overview of the competition, including rounds, requirements, and rules.

The Live Pitch Competition will be held on September 29th, 2017 at The Riveter in Seattle. This "Shark Tank" style event is open to the public, and will showcase the top 8 finalists. Winners will include the best startup business, best existing business, and best veteran-, woman-, and minority-owned businesses.

Tickets to experience and support the Live Pitch Competition are available for purchase here.

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

Audience Choice Award will also be presented!


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.

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