A+SG 2015 Fast Pitch Event | Photo Recap
This year’s Social Good Accelerator & Fast Pitch was extraordinary, and the Google Fiber venue was the perfect setting as you can see from the image gallery below. Our Fast Pitch event was the culmination of a rigorous six-week business development program, where five different organizations focused on “social good” were coached and mentored to help strengthen their professional presentation skills and streamline their key messaging.
This year, we received a record breaking number of applicants, who each submitted a compelling two-minute video for the Fast Pitch Competition’s five available spots. The 2015 finalists included:
Each team was selected for their unique business concepts that incorporated a significant social good component benefiting the local community. The Fast Pitch Competition was our big event for the teams to pitch their business plan in front of a live audience. A panel of esteemed judges, led by Monica Maldonado Williams and Bob Bridge, evaluated the feasibility and profitability of each competitor’s business idea. The winning prize, a crowdfunded $5,000 seed investment, went to Half-Helen Foundation, a company that works to preventatively identify vision and hearingrelated barriers in children by providing comprehensive screenings using advanced technology. Half-Helen was coached by Ricardo Guerrero of Digital Dynamo.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the Industry Experts who volunteered their time to coach our 5 teams, including:
Patricia Buchholtz from lookthinkmake
Ricardo Guerro from Digital Dynamo
Kevin Putegnat from Core Good
Billy Moyer from SOS Leadership Institute
Megan Winget from Conviviali Consulting