2018 Export Pitch

On October 29, Chicago Regional Growth Corporation (CRGC) presented the 2018 Export Pitch, co-sponsored by UPS and Copa Airlines. 10  finalists, small and medium-sized companies throughout the region, pitched their plans for going global and competed for one of three grand prizes. 

  • First place:  Kiesque, Inc. Winner of $5,000 cash from CRGC and $5,000 in UPS International Export shipping credits. 
  • Second place: Let Them Eat Candles. Winner of $2,500 cash from CRGC and $2,500 in UPS International Export shipping credits: 
  • Third place: Rotem Inc. Winner of $1,000 cash from CRGC and $1,000 in UPS International Export shipping credits: 
  • Winner of 2 round-trip tickets to South America courtesy of Copa Airlines: ABC Kids Salon Supply

2018 Export Pitch finalists included:

2018 Export Pitch