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2014 “ELEVATOR PITCH CHICAGO CONTEST” – ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – please view our 2014 contestants

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely and SCORE Chicago are proud to present the 5th annual contest to find the best use of video to promote a Chicago business.

The contest is now closed for entries – June 30th. Videos must be 1 minute or less. Judges will determine the top 7 based on creativity and strength of the video to communicate the benefit of the business or service.

Videos can be highly produced or shot simply with anything from a handi-cam to a smart phone.

Entrants will be send an email to load their videos after completing the registration form.

All top 7 finalists will receive:
• Free business mentoring from SCORE Chicago
• A 25 minute live TV interview segment on CAN-TV
• Feedback from leading Chicago business experts
• The video that has “the most likes” will receive a FREE booth at the Small Business Entrepreneur Expo on Friday, October 3, 2014

The three top winners will receive:
1st place- $5,000
2nd place – $2,500
3rd place – $1,000

Entry open from May 1st to June 30th

Important dates to remember:

June 30th                            Deadline date for submissions

July 9th                                    Top 12 selected

July 14th                                  Top 7 selected

July 24th – Sept 11th             CAN-TV appearances Weekly interviews to promote business

Oct 3rd                                     Winners announced at Business Entrepreneur Expo

 

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