SPOT 127 Executive Director Greg Pereira earned $10,000 in three minutes at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch 2014. The annual event, hosted by Social Venture Partners Arizona, includes training and mentoring for innovative non-profit administrators and culminates in a high-energy, rapid-fire presentation event in which participants compete for more than $25,000 in grants and prizes.
“Fast Pitch was a completely unique experience, “Pereira said. “It was an incredible opportunity to collaborate with exceptionally smart and talented individuals. I received guidance and resources that will prove invaluable as SPOT 127 continues to grow.”
“The award money will be a great asset to our program,” Pereira said, “but the real value of participating is far greater than the financial award, it is the intensive mentorship and resources that the SVP network provides.”
SPOT 127 is a youth media center in Phoenix hosted by KJZZ 91.5 and Rio Salado College. The center empowers local high school students by teaching state of the art digital media skills and by connecting students to mentoring and resources that will help them succeed in future endeavors like college and career.
“The students are thrilled that SPOT 127 has been recognized for its innovation and sustainability,” Pereira said. “They take great pride in the program and are proud to see the community support that SPOT 127 receives as a result of their incredible work.”
Check out this SVP Arizona interview with Greg to learn more about his Fast Pitch journey.