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
2014 Hashtags: #WeLoveChicagoSmallBiz #SCOREchicago #StephanieNeely