Chicago Regional Growth Corporation and UPS are pleased to announce the 2019 Export Pitch!
Register here to attend the Pitch
Attendees will hear from our finalists and enjoy food, drinks, and networking.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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*
28600 Bella Vista Parkway
IBEW Local 701 Building
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
Apply to participate in the Pitch
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.