Annual South Side Pitch Competition

The South Side of Chicago is full of entrepreneurs who deserve recognition for building businesses in the community.  Those businesses provide a living for the entrepreneurs themselves and change the lives of neighbors, employees, and customers. For the past 10 years, the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship has held South Side Pitch, a shark-tank style pitch competition, to put a spotlight on some of these incredible business owners. On October 17, 2024 finalists will once again pitch their businesses to a city-wide audience and a panel of judges for the chance to win cash prizes. The winners of South Side Pitch will be determined based on the judge evaluations and the audience votes.

This Year’s Judges and Keynote Speaker

To be announced.

Event Agenda

October 17, 2024

Doors Open & Networking

Polsky Exchange North, 1452 E 53rd St. Chicago, IL 60615


Opening Introduction

Beth Kregor, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship Director



To by announced.


Pitch Competition

To be announced on who is competing.


Voting & Reception

Cast your vote for your favorite pitches!


Winners Announced!