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15Nov
5th Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM 1871
Date: November 15, 2018 to November 15, 2018
Where: 1871, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60654
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Business
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Join Future Founders on Thursday, November 15 from Noon - 3:00 PM for the 5th Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase. During the event, top students from universities all over the country will compete in the ultimate elevator pitch competition for incredible exposure, connections, and part of a $10,000 cash prize pool! The winners of the semifinals round will present their 90-second elevator pitches on a for-profit business or idea in the live Finals round to people from the community and to a judging panel of top entrepreneurs, investors, and VCs. Watch a short highlights video from our 2017 competition and click here to apply to compete in the competition. Eighteen semifinalist students will then participate in an expo-style showcase in which you, the audience, will vote on which business or idea should win the People's Choice prize. Registration and networking begin at Noon with a light lunch. The event will start promptly at 12:30 PM.  Admission Packages: VIP Admission (Suggested Donation: $100+) - Includes a free t-shirt, light lunch, reserved seating, and to have your company featured at U.PItch. General Admission (Suggested Donation: $25-$30) - Includes a light lunch.  Student Admission (Suggested Donation: $10-$20) - Includes a light lunch. Group rates are also available. To learn more, contact katie@futurefounders.com. Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend: Watch and cheer on some of the top collegiate entrepreneurial talent in the nation Network with entrepreneurs, business leaders, VCs, and students from a national cross-section of universities Experience and explore 1871, recently ranked the #1 business incubator in the world Enjoy a light lunch Discover who will win a portion of our $10,000 prize pool Due to tremendous early demand, this event will sell out. You must be 14 years of age or older to attend. Registrations are non-refundable. Be sure to register today!
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