In-Person Event

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Chicago Startup Experts

Pitch your ideas to experts

Date
Dec 18, 2019
Time
07:00 am - 10:00 am
Address
TechNexus, 20 North Wacker Drive, #1200 , Chicago, IL, USA
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Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on a score of 1-5 (no 3's allowed!), and provide helpful feedback. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses. Sponsored by Founder Institute Chicago, TechNexus, and New York Life Insurance Company.

Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs 
  • Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback
  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company
  • Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching

 

Who Pitches?

We will be selecting people from the audience to pitch, and will do as many as time allows. To prepare, work on your one sentence pitch at http://fi.co/madlibs.

 

Spectators are welcome!

Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses.

 

This event is FREE, however, we have a suggested donation of $5 at the door to assist us in covering our food costs.

For information about the investors, incubators, and tech events available, see our see our list of Startup Resources in Chicago: https://FI.co/startup-resources. Interested in perfecting your pitch? Read our Pitch Deck Guide: https://FI.co/pitch_deck

Speakers

Aaron

Aaron Dallek

VP of Operations and Sales @ MD Metals

Alex

Alex Glenn

Founder @ Automated.af

Reva

Reva Minkoff

Founder and President @ DigitalGroundUp Inc. and Digital4Startups Inc.

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