The Future Founders Foundation, a non-profit organization that inspires youth in Chicagoland to explore and practice entrepreneurship, today announced the 10 pitches for its inaugural U.Pitch Competition. U.Pitch will bring together the best students from a cross-section of Chicagoland universities in the ultimate regional elevator pitch competition. Finalists will compete to win a portion of a $10,000 prize pool.
The event will take place on Monday, November 17 from 5:15pm – 8:30pm at The Mid-America Club. Tickets can be purchased at: https://upitch2014.eventbrite.com.
U.Pitch is a key component of the Foundation’s College Founders program, which connects students to the best entrepreneurial resources, events and activities in the Chicagoland community. The pitch competition and program were seeded by The Coleman Foundation, The John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, Capital One and Crain’s Chicago Business.
During the competition, students will have 90 seconds to pitch their business ideas live plus field questions from our distinguished judges:
Lauren Jiggetts, Reporter/Anchor, NBC 5 News Chicago will emcee the event.
At this point, we’d like to announce and congratulate our 2014 U.PITCH FINALISTS:
Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by student last name.
In addition to the pitches, finalists and semifinalists will showcase their business ideas in an expo-style format.
Join us on November 17 for this special event. Register at: https://upitch2014.eventbrite.com.
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