Apply for South Side Pitch 2020


Are you a South Side business owner? Are you interested in winning $8000? Has your business added value to your life, the life of your family, a community, or an industry? Then apply for the 7th annual South Side Pitch virtual competition.

South Side Pitch is a business pitch competition that showcases some of the South Side’s most promising businesses. This year, we will be highlighting established businesses that showcase the way business can add value to the lives of individuals, communities, and neighborhoods. We are looking for businesses that showcase the power of entrepreneurship. Finalists will be chosen to pitch their business virtually in front of expert judges and the Chicago community on Thursday, November 5.

South Side Pitch is hosted by the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School.

Applications open July 20 – August 24
To apply, go to

*Please be sure to check out the eligibility and judging criteria to see if you and your business qualify and to see what this year’s judges will be looking for when deciding who advances to the finals.

*For contestant rules, please go to