2020 Program

6:00PM – 6:24PM CST

Welcome Remarks – Erik Castelan, Operations and Community Relations Manager, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship

E.J. Reedy, Senior Director, Polsky Exchange

Keynote Speaker – Eric Williams, Founder, Silver Room


6:25PM – 7:34PM

Pitch Competition

The Lemonade Land

Wesley’s Shoes

Maestri Tutoring

New Magnolia Garden Center

The Black Mall


Moderated by Selecca Bulgar-Median, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship


7:35PM – 8:00PM

Winners Announced


Our Judges

Vincent Williams

President and CEO, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

Susana L. Vasquez

Associate Vice President, The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement

Peggy A. Davis

Vice President of Community Impact, Chicago Community Trust

Elizabeth Kregor

Director, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship


Each audience member is invited to vote for their favorite pitch