Have a great business or idea? Are you bringing the spirit of entrepreneurship to the South Side? Want to receive invaluable feedback from a panel of experts and promote your idea in front of a new audience, all while competing for a prize?
Apply to pitch your business at the first ever South Side Pitch and demonstrate to the judges and your fellow entrepreneurs how your plan will create one of the South Side’s most exciting ventures. All finalists will have an opportunity to meet with a business expert and a small business attorney to help them prepare their pitch.
How do I apply to be a contestant?
Whether your idea is something the world has never seen, or a new take on a familiar business, we want to hear from you! Submit your application to become a pitch contestant in the form below by August 12.
On September 2, we will announce the South Side Pitch semi-finalists. If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will be asked to submit a 20-30 second video about your business idea by September 9. On September 23, we’ll announce our 5 finalists who will prepare a pitch and compete at our October 6 event.
Finalists will have the opportunity to perform a 3-minute pitch before our panel of judges and a live audience including investors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders. The winners will receive a cash prize.
South Side Pitch
Wednesday, October 6, 6:00-8:30
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
August 12: Applications deadline
September 2: Semi-finalists will be contacted on or before this date
September 9: Videos due from semi-finalists
September 23: Finalists announced
October 6: South Side Pitch
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-834-3129