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Founders Network Chicago Pitch Competition

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Founders Network Chicago Pitch Competition

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Founder/Guest 15 Tickets Sep 11, 2019 $10.00 $2.24

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Join startup founders and investors for Founders Network’s Chicago Launch! In partnership with Microsoft for Startups, StackPath, and Winestyr, Founders Network is opening up its Chicago Chapter with a Pitch Competition featuring a panel of experts from the local startup ecosystem. 

Pitch Applications are Currently Closed

How it Works

– 5 founders will be selected to pitch

– Each pitch will be 5 minutes, include slides, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A

– The winner will receive $2,500 value Membership to FN, up to $120K in Azure credits through Microsoft’s Startup Program, $24K in CDN, WAF and DNS credits through StackPath’s Propel Program, and 2 free months of Part-Time Membership to Deskpass ($198 value).


Nick Moran 
General Partner | New Stack Ventures

Ira Weiss
General Partner | Hyde Park Venture Partners

Saurabh Sharma 
Partner | Jump Capital

Tricia Meyer 
Founder & Managing Attorney | Meyer Law


Michele Castioni 
Co-Founder | Get a Stand

Debjit Das 
Founder | GroKool Inc.

David Gaines 
Founder | Careignition, LLC

Alexander Hejazi 
Founder | Ballbox


– 5:00pm – 5:30pm || Arrive, settle in, and network

– 5:30pm – 5:45pm || Opening Remarks

– 5:45pm – 6:45pm || Pitch Competition

– 6:45pm – 7:45pm || Structured Networking by Sector

– 7:45pm – 8:00pm || Closing remarks, goodbyes 

This event is for full-time tech founders only. We vet each attendee carefully, so please only RSVP if you are a full-time tech founder or investor. 


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Have questions about Founders Network Chicago Pitch Competition? Contact Founders Network

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648 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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