Ready... set... pitch!
Social Venture Partners Calgary (SVPC) Fast Pitch competition offers nonprofit leaders the opportunity to make a three-minute pitch for a number of amazing prizes valued at over $20,000[NI1] . For two months, 22 nonprofit leaders are coached by SVPC members to hone their ideas for social innovation into a final three-minute pitch, in hopes that they will be selected as one of the 10 Fast Pitch finalists. This year’s Fast Pitch final takes place on November 3 at TELUS Spark.
Our very own president of Oneball, Chris Lloyd, was one of the 13 nonprofit leaders selected [NI2] to participate in the Fast Pitch competition. Chris found the two months of coaching to be a unique and invaluable experience, saying, "it was a HUGE privilege to be a part of the SVPC Fast Pitch competition. On top of learning about all the incredible work charities are doing in our city, I really got the chance to build a great pitch that really captures what Oneball is all about. I look forward to using parts of this pitch everywhere Oneball goes in the future!"
A video of Chris' practicing his pitch at home can be seen below. It showcases some of the bold ideas that Oneball’s constantly striving towards. As Chris says in the pitch, "we're ballsy and we’re going to constantly challenge the status quo by doing everything we can to build awareness, save lives and help everyone involved in a patient's cancer journey."
While, unfortunately, Oneball was not chosen to be one of the Fast Pitch finalists, we were offered the opportunity to attend the finals and set up a booth to raise awareness for our great cause. So please come check out the competition this Thursday, where you will see Accessible Housing, Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, Calgary Keys To Recovery Society, HIV Community Link Society, Highbanks Society, Made by Momma, Siksika White Buffalo, Preventative Social Services, and Simon House Residence Society pitch their balls off for a chance at some incredible prizes! And while your there, come say hello at the Oneball booth.