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2019 Export Pitch

April 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Chicago Regional Growth Corporation and UPS are pleased to announce the 2019 Export Pitch!

Are you a small or medium-sized company looking to start exporting or already selling abroad? Pitch to a panel of judges about your company’s plans for going global and win one of three grand prizes:

  • First Prize: $5,000 cash from Chicago Regional Growth Corporation and $5,000 in UPS International Export shipping credits
  • Second Prize: $2,500 cash from Chicago Regional Growth Corporation  and $2,500 in UPS International Export shipping credits
  • Third Prize: $1,000 cash from Chicago Regional Growth Corporation and $1,000 in UPS International Export shipping credits

Attendees at the April 25 Export Pitch will hear from our finalists and enjoy food, drinks, and networking.

Agenda

2:00-3:00 pm: Finalist display tables open

3:00-5:00 pm: Pitch competition

5:00-6:30 pm: Reception and networking

*Judges’ decision announced at 5:30 pm*

Eligibility requirements to participate in the 2019 Export Pitch:

  • Registered to do business in one of the following seven counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, or Will with a valid W-9 form listing company address
  • Meets the Small Business Administration’s definition of a small business – under 500 employees
  • Been in business for at least one year from the date the application is submitted

*Participants of previous Pitch Competitions are not eligible to apply, but welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Chicago Regional Growth Corporation, UPS

Supporters: Choose Dupage; Kane County; Kendall County; Will County; PowerForward Dupage; IMEC

Contact Name: Lisa Reijula, Chicago Regional Growth Corporation

Contact Email: lreijula@chicagoregionalgrowth.com

Details

Date:
April 25, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Venue

PowerForward DuPage
28600 Bella Vista Parkway, IBEW Local 701 Bldg
Warrenville, IL
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