Register to pitch for South Side Pitch
South Side Pitch applications are open July 9 - August 17, 2018. If you are applying for South Side Pitch, you must be available for the following dates:

September 29 - Individual finalist pitch coaching sessions. 2 hour commitment, scheduled throughout day

October 6 - Group pitch coaching session, 10 AM - 4 PM

October 11, 6-8:30 PM - South Side Pitch!

For a full schedule of the competition, visit https://southsidepitch.com/apply/.

What's it like to pitch at South Side Pitch? We're glad you asked! Check out this video of last year's event.
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Your Business Name *
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Would you like to be included in the IJ Clinic database, so that the IJ Clinic can alert you of upcoming events for entrepreneurs? *
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How did you hear about South Side Pitch? *
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Please give us a short description of your business and tell us what about it is new, innovative or inventive. (Your business might be the first of its kind in the world, the first of its kind on the South Side, or a new take on an old industry - all are encouraged to apply!) *
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Describe in detail what your business or product is. What does it do? *
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Please tell us a little about your competitors. How is your vision for your business different from what's already out there? *
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What is the market for your business? Who is your target customer? *
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What is your connection to the South Side? South Side Pitch requires a personal or business connect to Chicago's South Side. *
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Why are you the right person or team to start this business? What relevant experience do you or your team have that will help the business succeed? *
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We’d like to learn more about the time and energy you have invested in making your business idea a reality. Tell us about the kinds of research you’ve done and concrete efforts you’ve made in developing your business. *
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Describe 3 ways you think your business could have an impact. *
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We understand that it can sometimes take months or even years before a business is profitable. Please tell us more about how you plan to build a business with positive revenue. *
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As an entrepreneur, what do you view as the two biggest hurdles to the success of your business? *
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Has your business won any awards, been featured in the press or received any outside funding? If so, tell us more!
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On Wednesday, August 29, from 6-9 PM, the IJ Clinic will partner with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce to host a tournament-style pitch competition, the Pitch Perfect Tournament, for all those who apply for South Side Pitch. This is an optional event and participation, though it may help your odds, is NOT required in order to advance in the South Side Pitch competition. We're hosting the event to give as many businesses as possible the chance to practice their pitch and vie prizes of up to $100. Will you participate in the Pitch Perfect Tournament on Wednesday, August 29, 6-9 PM in South Shore (location details forthcoming)?
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