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IMPACT Pitch 2024 Will Award $36,000 to Small Businesses Making a Big Impact on October 30th!  

IMPACT Pitch is an opportunity for entrepreneurs at any stage, who are making a positive impact in their communities to win prize money. The competition offers participants an avenue to receive valuable feedback and guidance while competing for awards totaling $36,000.

During the competition, participating entrepreneurs will gain access to an exclusive network of resources, including mentorship from a dedicated business coach to help strengthen their business plans and help guide them through the 5 rounds of the competition. Impact pitch is more than a competition to win cash; it is a chance for participants to learn how to tell-and-sell their small business story to investors, gain recognition, and make meaningful connections across the entrepreneurship community.

The competition runs from July 2nd - October 30th, 2024, and culminates with a live business pitch presentation from all 10 finalists.

  • Grand Prizes: $6,000 each for Best Startup Business, Best Early Stage Business, and Best Established Business
  • Finalist Grants: $1,000 to each of the 10 finalists
  • Award of $1,000, winner selected at the live pitch event October 30, 2024
  • Community Impact Awards: $1,000 prizes will be given to to 6 businesses who complete the first 2 rounds with narrative descriptions that demonstrate exceptional community impact, that are part of socially and economically disadvantaged communities. These persons are women and members of the following groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Native Alaskan, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, LGBTQ+, Immigrant/Refugees, veteran/military-connected individuals, and individuals with disabilities.

Supporting small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, & Alaska who are aiming to positively impact their communities.

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2023 WINNERS

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Startup or Idea Stage - T-Dubs Customs Takiyah Ward

T-DUB Customs

Winner
Category: Idea/Startup
Takiyah Ward

Coast to Coast Sustainable Solutions

Winner
Category: Early Stage Business
Stephanie Torres & Stephanie Manning

All N Haul LLC

Winner
Category: Established Business
Cameron Hudson

Playback Sports LLC

Sound Sports Performance and Training

Winner
Category: Best Marketing Video
Federick Brooks

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Sound Sports Performance

“While it has been a bit stressful to carefully condense my business into a few words, phrases, or minutes of a video, Impact Pitch has also served as an active exercise to help bring in potential investors, lenders, and new customers.  It has also given me further insight to the direction my business is going and given me more confidence that I am on the right path for my company.”

-Sound Sports Performance 2023 Best Marketing Video Winner

Koshari from Cairo

“The competition was awesome. I loved the questions that were asked, especially the one about how my business could give back and benefit the community. It had me visualizing my business succeeding and being able to do things I’ve always dreamt of! It’s so rewarding being able to do things not only for yourself but for others as well!”

– Koshari from Cairo 2023 Finalist

Solid Foundation Child Care

“This competition process challenged me to the point of making my business better. Since my goal is to make a difference, every day is greeted with great effort that often goes unseen. Seeing the Impact Award with my picture and business name on it was a special moment and a push forward. I am very proud and feel honored to be invited to the finals!”

-Solid Foundation Child Care 2023 Finalist

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2024 Presenting Partner

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2024 Bronze Sponsors

2024 In-Kind Sponsors


Sustaining Partners

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Interested in being an Event Sponsor? View our Sponsor Guides or contact development@businessimpactnw.org

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