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FastPitch Returns!

FastPitch identifies promising entrepreneurs starting new ventures or growing existing ones and gives them the opportunity to pitch their innovative endeavors in front of a live audience, including investors.

The first FastPitch event took place in 2012. FastPitch was designed for students, early stage companies, and established businesses who want to launch or expand their business. Fast forward to 2021. After a four-year hiatus, the event returns with an updated format.

Prior to the event, all pitch participants must have received mentorship during an intensive 12-week Idea Accelerator Bootcamp or a similar startup coaching program. The Idea Accelerator Bootcamp, which is a program powered by the Advanced Technology Development Center in partnership with The Creative Coast, features instruction from experienced business mentors who help the pitch participants refine their idea based on customer discovery, understand their business model and financials, practice their pitch, and craft a slide deck.

About FastPitch 2021

Nine entrepreneurs and startup teams will have five minutes each to pitch their endeavors in front of a live audience. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pitch. Winners will receive a cash prize to put towards their business!

First Place

$1,000

Second Place

$750

Third Place

$500

This year's event will take place at Service Brewing on Thursday, May 20th, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. The Creative Coast has reserved a private room, where participants and attendees can spread out and remain socially distant. Stick around afterwards to grab a beer with the pitch contestants and network. Please bring and wear your mask when not drinking as well.

The cost to attend is $20 for non-members. Creative Coast Members receive a 50% discount with a code that was previously emailed to them. Don't see the code in your inbox? Email kaitlin@thecreativecoast.org to receive it.

Please purchase your ticket ONLINE IN ADVANCE of the event. We do not intend to take cash or card payments at the door. We also need to know how many attendees there will be for capacity reasons.

FastPitch 2021 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Startup Sponsors

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