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Oct 10th, 2019
6:00 p.m.

South Side Pitch 2019

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1452 East 53rd Street
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL

South Side Pitch 2019

South Side Pitch showcases some of the South Side’s most innovative ideas before a live audience. In 2019, more than 100 businesses applied to South Side Pitch. This year, on October 10th, contestants will once again pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges, who will provide feedback to help both the contestants and the audience learn about the elements of a winning pitch.

Scores will be compiled based on judge evaluations and audience votes, and the winner(s) will receive a prize package. Around 8:30 PM the winner will be announced.

South Side Pitch is hosted by the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement.

Event Details:

South Side Pitch 2019
Thursday, October 10, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor

Register to attend here.

This Year’s Judges: Andrea Zopp, Chief Executive Officer, World Business Chicago || Sherman Wright, Managing Partner, TEN35 || Allison Weil, Senior Associate Investor, Hyde Park Venture Partners || Amy Hermalik, Assistant Director, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Last Year’s Finalists:

Kozy – A retention and savings platform for landlords and renters alike
Liv Labs – Exercise incontinence solution for women of all ages
Ricafrica – Online marketplace for authentic African goods
The Bougie Melon – 100% Fresh-made, fun sips & sweets for fruit-loving foodies
The Real Black Card – Advertising and couponing tool to market small businesses in underdeveloped communities

How do I apply to be a contestant?
Applications to apply for South Side Pitch 2019 are now closed.

Questions? Email or call 773-834-3129

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