We're about to embark on our seventh year of Fast Pitch! Over the years, we've seen 110 nonprofits participate and given away close to $200,000 in grants and prizes. For our seventh year, we're keeping things fresh by listening to the feedback from our previous participants and switching up the format slightly. Check out our new categories below.
Collaboration: Two nonprofit organizations currently partnering on projects or programs will work side by side to perfect their pitch. (4 teams of 2; 5 minute pitch)
Focus Area: Organizations focused in programming for 12-15 year olds building resiliency outside of school hours. (4 participants, 3 minute pitch)
General: Any non profit doing great work in Calgary. (4 participants, 3 minute pitch)
Applications are now closed. Successful applicants will be announced in late July 2019. Please visit our How to Apply page for more information.
See Important Dates here.
See How it Works here.
“The Fast Pitch experience really stretched me. I am grateful for a fantastic group of mentors, non-profits and sponsors that I shared the experience with.”
– Tanya Koshowski, Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids
“Fast Pitch is the "high dive" of public speaking!”
– Maureen Jensen, Autism Calgary
“Connecting with like-minded and inspiring community-oriented folk across Calgary has not only been informative, but eye-opening”
– Morgan Craig-Broadwith, Canadian Mental Health Association
FROM VOLUNTEER COACHES
“Witnessing the passion and empathy radiating from each and every organization will forever change my perception of our not-for-profits and social ventures. Everyone needs this exposure.”
– Jordan Mannas, Senior Analyst I KPMG LLP
“Connections and collaboration bubbled up at every opportunity, and I'm left inspired by these awesome organizations doing incredible work happening right here in Calgary”.
– Alex Kelly, ASK Design Consulting