- Fri, Nov 17, 2017 03:30 AM
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Latitude: 41.8885, Longitude: -87.6354
Join Future Founders on Thursday, November 16 from 5:30-8:30pm for the 4th Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase. During the event, top students from universities all over the nation will compete in the ultimate elevator pitch competition for incredible exposure, connections, and part of a $10,000 cash prize pool! The winners of the semifinals round will present their 90-second elevator pitches on a for-profit business or idea in the live Finals round in front of hundreds of people from the community and to a judging panel of top entrepreneurs, investors, and VCs. Click here to apply to compete in the competition. Eighteen semifinalist students will then participate in an expo-style showcase in which you, the audience, will vote on which business or idea should win the People's Choice prize. Registration and networking begins at 5:30pm with complimentary food and drinks. The event will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Group rates are also available. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Future Founders is also pleased to announce some big names for the Finals Round judging at U.Pitch 2017: Shradha AgarwalPresident & Co-FounderOutcome Health Laura BaileySVP Community Development Banking/Community FinanceCapital One Dima ElissaCEO & FounderVisMed•3D Logan LaHiveManaging DirectorTechstars Chicago Matthew RoodaPresident & CEOSwineTech, Inc.(2016 U.Pitch Winner) Alisha SlyeGlobal DirectorBlackstone LaunchPad Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend: Watch and cheer on some of the top collegiate entrepreneurial talent in the nation Network with entrepreneurs, business leaders, VCs, and students from a national cross-section of universities Experience and explore 1871, recently ranked the #1 business incubator in North America Enjoy a tasty beverage and some delicious finger food Discover who will win a portion of our $10,000 prize pool Due to tremendous early demand, this event will sell out. You must be 14 years of age or older to attend. Registrations are non-refundable. Be sure to register today!