Prepare for your chance to win in 2018

Pitch. Network. Celebrate.

Applications open June 1, 2018. DUE June 26, 2018.  Details will be posted here on June 1st.

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.

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 June 1, 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

Repair Revolution

Eli Allison

We are revolutionizing the automotive industry by disrupting business as usual with radical transparency

Resistencia Coffee

Coté & Tim Soerens

Resistencia Coffee curates a space where people & community can grow while enjoying great coffee & health conscious food.

$2,000 Winners - 2017

Nuflours Bakery

Amanda Bedell & Phebe Rossi

To serve local and gluten free communities by feeding people, bodies and minds.

ZILA Works

Jason Puracal, Jared Devine, Kerrie Carbary, Evan Bouchier, and Janis Puracal

ZILA Works is a bioplastics innovator that capitalizes on the renewable benefits of industrial hemp.

Finalists - 2017


Karyn Schwartz

Retail brick and mortar stores are part of any community's invisible safety net.

Capuli Club - Sips & Treats

Gabriela Alban Hidalgo & Lourdes Hidalgo Proaño

We look to develop a resilient brand of drinks and snacks celebrating natural ingredients & bringing people together through beautiful food experiences.

Olé Café

Amanda Reichert

Seattle's 1st Spanish speaking ONLY cafe!


Caitlin Huertas

To become the lead indoor playspace in the Greater Seattle Area for children ages 0-10

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


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.