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As a part of the Spirit Awards program, select students from Cal State San Bernardino’s annual Student Fast Pitch Competition are invited to make a 90-second pitch of their promising business venture idea to the audience! During the evening, the audience will hear a pitch from five (5) students and vote on the most promising idea. At the end of the evening, just prior to the presentation of our final Spirit Award, the top three (3) student pitches will be recognized with the top student pitch receiving a 4,000 dollar prize!

The Fast Pitch Competition has received rave reviews from attendees of the Spirit Awards event, who praise the students’ preparation, poise, and professional presentations. Past Fast Pitch students have received investment from audience members, go on to compete (and win) in larger competitions and launch their ventures.

Fast Pitch Competition 2014

1st Place — Joelle Passerello, The Shake & Go Remote
2nd Place — Jonah Michaels, EZchange
3rd Place — Mario Perez, Echo Radio
4th Place — Luis Moreno Soltero, Relaxation Lavatory
5th Place — Adam Ruppert, Umvelt

Fast Pitch Competition 2015

1st Place — Matt Acuna, Hauler
2nd Place — Hanah Khaled, Infusion
3rd Place — Mike Savicky, Leak Solution
4th Place — Kevin Morey, Lush Garden Nutrients
5th Place — Navy Miech, Cool Blueware

Fast Pitch Competition 2016

1st Place — Jesse Cruz, Kinetic Case
2nd Place — Summer Hadad, Unique Snacking System
3rd Place — Andrew Shaw, No Distraction
4th Place — Daniel Hernandez, Chip In
5th Place — Shawn Isaac, Meme Vault

Fast Pitch 2013 - Winners

1st Place — Christine Law, ConvertMe
2nd Place — Brittany Choate, Infa-Sleep
3rd Place — Jonnell Tyler, Solar Solutionz
4th Place — Alfonso Anaya, UN Restaurants
5th Place — Nareman Huamani, Fanatics Sports Bar

Fast Pitch Presenters - 2012

1st Place — Bobby Brendza, Rock & Roll Out Recycling Centers
2nd Place — Tedd Johnson, Effective Linguistics
3rd Place — Brittany Choate, EZ Advising
4th Place — Jose Navarrete, Lean and Mean Cafe & Grill
5th Place — Pat Person, Kids that Code

The Student Fast Pitch Competition is generously supported by Garner Holt, Spirit Award recipient from 2006 and founder of Garner Holt Productions in San Bernardino. His support helps raise the profile of the program both on and off campus. “The fast pitch competition is a great event that encourages students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams,” noted Holt. “I am delighted to lend my support to help take the event to the next level in terms of prestige and prize money for the students.”

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