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Chicago Regional Growth Corporation (CRGC) is pleased to present the 2018 Export Pitch, co-sponsored by UPS! 10 finalists, representing small and medium-sized companies throughout the region, will pitch to a panel of judges on their plans for going global and win one of three grand prizes. Attendees will hear from our finalists and enjoy food, drinks, and networking at Jenner & Block.

First Prize: $5,000 cash from CRGC and $5,000 in UPS International Export shipping credits

Second Prize: $2,500 cash from CRGC and $2,500 in UPS International Export shipping credits

Third Prize: $1,000 cash from CRGC and $1,000 in UPS International Export shipping credits

Event Timeline

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

3:00-5:00 pm: Pitch competition

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

  • Judges’ decision announced at 5:30 pm

Watch videos from the 2016 and 2017 Pitch Competitions!