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, socially-distant 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, Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs is April 14, 2021. One winner of the Palm Springs competition will be eligible to move forward to the Riverside County Fast Pitch Finale on April 28, where they will have a chance to compete for a grand prize of $10,000.

This year, only scalable, investable, or technology-focused companies will advance from winning a regional competition to the Finale (check out the competition guidelines here). But Greater Palm Springs is home to entrepreneurs who are busy innovating in every type of business. For that reason, contestants at Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs 2021 will be competing for a share of prizes valued at $1,000 in one of two categories: Technology, and Product/Service. Click here to view the program overview.

The Prizes:

First place winners (one in each of two categories) at Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs will win agency services valued at $500, generously donated by Hunter|Johnsen. Hunter|Johnsen is an award-winning agency based in Greater Palm Springs, with a team that specializes in strategy, branding, marketing, advertising, and design.

The Competitors, Technology Category:

Marcus Motamedi, etagz.net (Palm Springs)

Jo Beth Prudhomme, Spotlite VIP App (Indio)

Bear Simerson, 3C.Health (Palm Desert)

The Competitors, Product/Service Category:

Michael Jones, Qwiktarp, Inc. (Palm Springs)

Tony Nolen, Bondi Life (Palm Springs)

Enrique Perez, GOBI Makerspace (La Quinta)

Special Thanks To:

Our judges: Ezekiel Bonillas, E. Ted Daniels, and Kathleen McEntee

Our partner in planning and execution: David Powell, Director of Desert Business Association

Our host: Mary Pickford Theater

Our videographer and editor: Levi Vincent and Diego Elias

Our partner in promotion: Riverside County Business and Community Services

Our prize contributor: Hunter|Johnsen