Pitch. Network. Celebrate.
Applications open May 2018. LIVE Finalist Pitch Competition October 4th, 2018
IMPACT Pitch is a chance for idea-phase, startup, or existing businesses who have a positive IMPACT on their community to win cash prizes totaling over $25,000.
The IMPACT Pitch LIVE Competition & Showcase is a "Shark Tank"-style event; it is the culmination of several contest rounds, each narrowing down the field of finalists. 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.
2018 contest and application will open at the end of May, 2018. Here is an overview of the 2017 competition, including rounds, requirements, and rules as a guide for what to expect in 2018, though some rules, rubrics, awards and expectations will be revised and updated before the contest reopens in 2018.
$10,000 Winners - 2017
$2,000 Winners - 2017
Finalists - 2017
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.
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.