All startups who have launched, planning to launch, probably should launch, dream of launching, contemplating to launch, wondering if they should launch, or wish they had a startup to launch are invited to THE 6th Annual Startup Grind Chicago Launch Party - Summer 2022.
In our first live IRL event since February 2020, we're going BIG! This night includes:
- No-pressure networking with the SG community over cold beverages
- A pitch competition for $3k on the mHUB stage
- Special live music performances
How it works...
The Startups. We will give 8 startup founders the mHUB stage for 3-minutes each to pitch to the audience and judges' table. There will be investors, so be prepared to answer questions!
The Judges. We are lucky to have three impressive guest judges: Kaili Emmerich from Google for Startups, Nishad Parmar from LOUD Capital, and Ale Breuer from Network Ventures to provide insights and feedback on each pitch. They will help founders understand what worked, what could be done better, and what it takes to land an investment from an investor like them.
Everyone Else. You play a huge role in this. You will receive $1,000 (fake money) to "invest" in the startup or startups you like best. Whichever startup "raises" the most (fake) money wins real cash and prizes!
The Winning Startup. The winning startup takes home a $3,000 equity-free cash prize courtesy of the Startup Hypeman pitch fund, access to the Startup Grind Startup Membership Community, and a free ticket to the Startup Grind 2023 Global Conference.
The Artists. It ain't a party without music, right?! We've got 2 very special live performances on this night:
- Blazian Sensation Aya Ito - a striking songstress with an amazing sound who has performed all around the country
- RajNATION / Startup Hypeman - our very own chapter co-director, who duals as the only startup-focused hip-hop artist, will perform a live set with his band
Who: Founders, Co-founders, Team Members & Startup Enthusiasts
What: Launch Party - Summer 2022
Where: mHUB 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
When: Tuesday, July 21st, 6-9:00 pm CDT