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.
Top 8 Finalists
Location: The Riveter, Seattle
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.
Where are they now?
2016 IMPACT Pitch winners, today
Catching up with 2016's winners...check out their success and growth!