March 5th, 2015!

FastPitch identifies promising local entrepreneurs helping them start new ventures or grow existing ones.


Want to win prize money and valuable consultant time?
Want to get feedback on your great idea?
Want to meet potential investors?

If you are a STUDENT, FACULTY, or ENTREPRENEUR with an innovative IDEA then FastPitch is for you!

This concept allows for entrepreneurs to MAKE A 3-MINUTE PITCH of their innovative venture and be assessed as to the viability of the ventures by local community leaders, academics, and investors. COACHING and FEEDBACK will be provided before, during, and after to better prepare you, your idea, and your presentation of that idea.

The entrepreneurs are competing in three categories:


PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED to the best pitches! Interested? APPLY HERE!

OR join us MARCH 5th to cheer on the competitors!  TICKETS HERE!

There is no application fee to apply this year, but we hope you’ll consider donating to The Creative Coast so that we may continue to offer our free services. Click here to donate now.

Congratulations to the 2014 FastPitch Competition Winners!

Overall: Go Local – Jonathan Chambers
Overall Runner-up: Gyrl Talk – Myiah Hughes

Audience Choice: Go Local – Jonathan Chambers

First Place Early Stage: Gyrl Talk – Myiah Hughes
Second Place Early Stage: CEYTAR Essential Circuit Assurance – Eddie Wilson

First Place Local: Yes Love Weddings – Mary Haggerty
Second Place Local: Lizti – Murem Sharpe

First Place Students: Go Local – Jonathan Chambers
Second Place Students: CampusTAX & Financial Aid Services – Ty Woods

2014 FastPitch    Videos  |  Photos

2013 FastPitch    Videos  | 

2012 FastPitch    Videos  |  Photos

2011 FastPitch    Photos  |

Please add the following DEADLINES to your calendar:

Applications due - January 26, 11:59 PM

Notification of Acceptance - January 30th

IMPORTANT Orientation meeting & 1 page investor fact sheet due (see downloads for template and   example) February 12th 6-7 PM @ Creators’ Foundry

MANDATORY Coaching meeting - February 19th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM @ Creators’ Foundry

Final 1 page investor fact sheet due – February 26th, 5 PM

FastPitch Competition EVENT - March 5th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Follow-up and Feedback provided the following week

Questions? Want to be a sponsor?

Contact us: bea[at] thecreativecoast [.] org or 912.447.8457

This event is organized by:

The Creative Coast

Thanks to our amazing Sponsors!

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