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20 North Upper Wacker Drive

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Chicago, IL 60606

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SPACE IS LIMITED - YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND

This is not just another pitch event or a fundraising seminar.

Purpose: Founders want to get in front of an investor, but may not be ready to give a fully-vetted pitch. Maybe you're ready for VC or angel funding, but how do you know? What will it take to get there? We have gathered a group of investors to take "not a pitches" in a public forum on startup businesses, concepts, prototypes, applications, etc.

You get candid feedback, real business advice and it does not count as having pitched.

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Want to Pitch? (see below for submission information)

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Format: This is designed to be a no-pressure forum for participants to share their startup ideas, no matter how audacious. However, there will be NO PowerPoint decks or support tools allowed. Just your business model and a willingness to receive candid advice.

- Anyone interested can attend; simply to watch, learn and/or prep for the next event,

- Only founders with Tech or Tech enabled businesses (i.e. SaaS, mobile, eCommerce, etc.) will be chosen to pitch

- Pitch Companies CANNOT have received any institutional (VC or Angel Group) funding

- What's the Point? 1) Pitching practice. 2) Honest feedback and advice about your company & business model.

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Cost to Attend: The event is FREE thanks to our awesome sponsors and partners. However, we would be appreciative if you could make a small donation (suggested $5) to the Future Founders program. Keep in mind that a few dollars goes a long way in the start-up world for school-aged kids. Thank you in advance.

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About Future Founders:

Future Founders is a Chicago based not-for-profit focused on inspiring youth to create employment opportunities for themselves. To date, the program has served over 30,000 students from elementary school through college with the entrepreneurial skill-sets to own their future. To learn more, visit: www.futurefounders.com

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Agenda:

6:00pm - Open Doors, Networking

6:30pm - Intros

6:40pm - Pitches & Feedback

7:45pm - Networking/Open

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Investor Panel:

- Brett Bivens; @brettbivens of TechNexus

- Steven Lee; @isightdr of Opternative

- David Vandegrift; @DavidVandegrift of Pritzker Venture Capital

- Cayla Weisberg; @CaylaWeisberg of InvestHer Ventures

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Want to Pitch?:

1. We will select six (6) tech/tech enabled businesses;

2. Any submissions that do not include all of the required info will not be considered or responded to;

3. Please include ALL of the following information to be considered; Company Name, website, social media handles, a brief 2-3 sentence of your business. And please confirm that you have not received any venture/institutional funding to date. (family and friends are fine.) We will confirm with you by one week in advance whether you have been selected. Thank you.

4. Submit your information to Jason Johnson at JJohnson@thechicagourbanleague.org. Include "#Notapitch" in the Subject line. Thank you.

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