Congratulations to last year’s finalists! You can check-out last year’s semi-finalists pitching videos on our Facebook here and Youtube here. You can also learn more about each semi-finalist by clicking on their business name below under the neighborhood they are located in.
Make sure you apply for this year’s South Side Pitch competition for the chance to compete for up to $8000 in cash prizes. Apply by clicking on the link here.
Back of the Yards
Chicken wings restaurant that offers 31 sauce flavors and specializes in sauced, and battered and naked chicken.
Pop-up and online shop that offers a selection of contemporary objects, art, and apparel designed and made in Mexico.
Creative company geared towards cultivating communities through arts and expression by producing events, workshops, and activism activities.
Next Man Up
An all service men’s day spa.
A marketplace of Black-owned businesses that includes an online business directory and a brick and mortar shop in Chatham.
Lumena Energy Inc.
Renewable energy technology enabler that provides software and hardware components.
Greater Grand Crossing
A Polished Work nail spa lounge
A full-service nail salon.
Nicole Jordan Catering
Catering company that provides prepared meal services in the South Side of Chicago.
Bilingual tutoring center for working class families.
My Cheer Now
An allstar competitive cheerleading and tumbling gym.
The Bigs Media Ltd
Black-owned fully credentialed sports media outlet in Chicago.