Apply to South Side Pitch in 2024!

Applications will open on June 17, 2024 and be available below!



To make your application as strong as possible, we recommend you learn about our process of judging and the way we evaluate contestants by visiting our FAQ and Rules page! If you still have questions, please fill out the following contact form.

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Prizes

With over $31,000 in prizes, the IJ Clinic is spotlighting South Siders with a passion to pitch. Compete against over 100 applicants for one of the top five spots! Each finalist is guaranteed a cash prize at the end of the night.

First Place

$12,000

Second Place

$9,000

Third Place

$5,000

Fourth Place

$2,500

Fifth Place

$1,000

Community Favorite Award

$1,000

*The Community Favorite Award is a generous cash award that acknowledges the South Side Pitch finalist that receives the most public votes. 

*The Rustandy Center Social Impact Award is a generous cash award of $2,500 that is given to a South Side Pitch finalist chosen by staff from the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Learn more about how the IJ Clinic is working with the community to make South Side Pitch a place to inspire every year.

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