WIB-Chicago Presents Third Annual Start-Up Challenge September 28, 2017
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When: September 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza (12th floor)
Chicago 60654
Contact: WIB-Chicago

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Join WIB-Chicago for our third annual Start-up Challenge as finalists from women-led Illinois biotech companies give short pitches about their companies' technology and products. Local experts from the investment and start-up communities will provide feedback and select the winning pitch, with the winner receiving a cash award. The event will also feature a structured networking session with local entrepreneurs. Stay tuned as the finalists will be announced soon!

Interested in competing in the Challenge? All women-led companies are invited to apply to participate. This is a great opportunity to showcase your company and gain valuable feedback on your presentation. As a participant, WIB-Chicago is pleased to offer you one-on-one personalized coaching for your pitch. The application is available here until August 22, 2017.

Pitch Application Deadline
August 22, 2017

Walk-Ins Accepted?
* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.


5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.          Registration, Appetizers, and Networking

6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.          Announcements and Introduction

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          Pitch Presentations

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.          Awards, Closing Remarks, and Dessert Reception

Pricing Information
Members: $15
Non-Members: $45

Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members are also allowed 2 guests at member pricing

Event Date/Time
Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST

Maximum Capacity

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza (12th floor)
Chicago, IL 60654

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