Quad Cities Fast Pitch

About Us


The Quad Cities Fast Pitch Steering Committee is a public-private collaboration of development, business and education professionals working to support entrepreneurs in the region. 

Members include:

Steve VanDyke, Economic Development Director, City of Bettendorf

Jenny Garner, Community & Economic Development Educator, University of Illinois Extension ‎ 

Becky Buckrop, Program Coordinator,  Marketing and Local Fund Development, University of  Illinois Extension 

Scott Cason, Assistant Vice President of Communication & Marketing, Augustana College 

Chris Mathias, Planning & Development, City of Moline 

Mary Chappell, Development Program Manager,  City of Rock Island

Sarah Ott, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Davenport

Tory Brecht, Business Development Manager, City of Davenport Davenport

Anne Spoden, Innovation & Talent Coordinator, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Chamber

Marsha Rinetti, Regional Director, Iowa Small Business Development Center

Joel Young, Regional Director, Illinois Small Business Development Center

Lori Evans, Director of Creative Services, WQAD 


2014 Fast Pitch is now completed STOP BACK IN 2015