Riverside County Innovation Month is a chance to celebrate all types of innovators. On the official events calendar, you might find webinars, workshops, podcast premieres, networking events, virtual tours, and more. But the real showcase of Innovation Month is the series of Regional Fast Pitch events and the Fast Pitch Finale.

One of only four officially-sanctioned Regional Fast Pitch events for Riverside County Innovation Month, the award-winning Coachella Valley Fast Pitch is April 7, 2022, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at College of the Desert’s Indio Campus. Space is limited, but you can save your spot in the audience by signing up at this link. The winner of the Coachella Valley Fast Pitch competition will be eligible to move forward to the Riverside County Fast Pitch Finale on April 27, where they will have a chance to compete for a grand prize of up to $10,000.

The Prizes:

First Place: $1,000, plus $500 in agency services from Hunter|Johnsen. Hunter|Johnsen is an award-winning agency based in the Coachella Valley, with a team that specializes in strategy, branding, marketing, advertising, and design.

Second Place: $750

Third Place: $250

The Competitors:

  • David Ceballos, Reeval (Indio)
  • Diego Bernal, CVBuzz (Indio)
  • Marcus Motamedi, LifeID (Palm Springs)
  • Snehal Jardosh, GC Logistics, Inc. (Palm Desert)
  • Wally Baker, NFTsn.TV (Palm Desert)

The Judges:

  • Bear Simerson
  • Dr. Beth Allan-Bentley
  • Haddon Libby
  • Lisa Napolitano
  • You, as an audience voter! Sign up here.

Special Thanks To:

Our sponsors:

Our host: College of the Desert,  Indio Campus