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Fast Pitch 2023 | Participant application form v2

Fast Pitch provides a unique opportunity for nonprofit organizations to build awareness of their cause and increase engagement in their work. In the Fast Pitch 2023 Program, ten applicants will be selected to work with pitch coaches in September and October 2023, preparing to deliver a three-minute pitch of their organization’s vision, mission and social impact. This fun and collaborative process will culminate in the November 1 Fast Pitch Finals at SAIT, where $40,000 in prizes will be awarded in four categories: Judges Prize, Accelerator Prize, Coaches Prize, Audience Choice Award.

We know from experience that the more diverse our community, the more we have to gain. People with the most diverse backgrounds and experiences have the most to learn from each other. Indeed, SVP Calgary has seen this through our community projects since 2000 and through years of Fast Pitch events, and we are looking for Calgary nonprofits who deliver innovative programs and services that promote inclusion and help build a healthy, equitable community.

Eligibility: Any registered charitable organization doing great work in Calgary.

Please tell us about your organization

Please tell us about the applicant

This is the person from the selected organization who will be on point to develop the pitch, attend coaching sessions, and present at the Fast Pitch Finals on November 1, 2023.

Please answer the following questions

This year, we are providing the option for applicants to submit a brief (max 3 minutes) video response instead of text responses. Which would you prefer to submit?

Be sure to include the full path to your video, e.g. including https://

In your video, please answer the following questions:

  1. What is the purpose of your organization – what issue are you trying to address? Please describe the extent of the problem in Calgary (use data to support if available), your view on the cause(s) of the problem and why it has persisted, and how your organization arrived at this perspective.
  2. Describe the innovative programming that your organization uses and new initiatives that you would like to introduce. How did you arrive at this approach and how will you measure success?
  3. Why are you interested in participating in Fast Pitch? What would you like to gain personally and/or professionally?
(2000 character limit)
(2000 character limit)
(2000 character limit)

Weekly Fast Pitch Coaching Sessions will take place in person and virtually from September 5 to October 27, 2023 (approximately 15 hours) and the Fast Pitch Finals Event will be held on November 1, 2023.

Check the boxes below to confirm your commitment to attend and that you have read our privacy policy:

For additional information or assistance with the application, please contact Randy Paquette at

Thank  you for your interest!

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