Pitch. Network. Celebrate.
Two Grand Prizes: $10,000
Mission Awards: $1,000-2,000
Contest opens June 1. APPLICATIONS DUE June 26, 2018.
LIVE Finalist Pitch Competition to be held October 4th, 2018 in Seattle, WA.
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. While only two business win the top grand prizes, everyone who applies and continues through contest rounds will get something just as valuable: powerful new tools for effectiveness, personal business coaching, and more. We offer a host of practical insights and tools to help you become more successful business owners.
The IMPACT Pitch LIVE Competition & Showcase on October 4th 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.
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/early stage venture; best established business; and mission-based awards for categories such as best veteran, woman, community of color, LGBTQ+, and immigrant and/or refugee owned-business.
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.