Social Venture Partners Calgary announces 2017 Fast Pitch Finalists
October 26, 2017 – Social Venture Partners Calgary (“SVPC”) is pleased to announce Cornerstone Youth Centre, Cowtown Opera Society, Discovery House, Dress For Success Calgary, Humanity In Practice, Leftovers Foundation, Norfolk Housing Association, and Quest Theatre have advanced to the 2017 Fast Pitch Finals. The finals are taking place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Telus Spark.
SVPC Fast Pitch is a free, two-month training and mentoring program for innovative non-profits that are targeting social change in Calgary. Over the course of two months, these non-profit leaders work with volunteer business coaches on how to succinctly and powerfully tell their story.
The eight non-profit finalists each have three minutes to share the mission, vision, promise and model of their organization to a panel of local, celebrity judges and a crowd of 400 as they compete for more than $20,000 in grants and prizes. Following the presentations, judges and audience members vote for their favourite pitch.
The line up of local celebrity judges includes Brad Zumwalt; a 30-year veteran of the technology industry, co-founder of SVP Calgary, and board member of multiple profit and non-profit organizations; Anila Lee Yuen, CEO of the Centre for Newcomers and community engagement strategist with over twenty years experience with diverse communities in Alberta; and Susan Veres, Senior Vice-President of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), which is responsible for the re-development of Calgary’s East Village.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Sue Deyell, radio and TV host, and professional MC. She is currently the Morning Traffic Anchor on 660 News, and hosts the Evening Show on KiSS 95.9.
Since 2012, SVPC Fast Pitch has awarded non-profit organizations with over $135,000 in grants and prizes as well as thousands of hours of coaching from local, business professionals. Following their involvement with Fast Pitch, participant organizations often achieve further growth, investment, sponsorship and increased public awareness.
Fast Pitch Event Details
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Cocktail reception: 5:30pm; Presentations: 6:30pm
Tickets: 95 percent sold out
$60 for Individual
$50 for groups of 6 or more
Tickets include: appetizers, one complimentary drink, and parking. Purchase your tickets here.