WIB-Chicago: Start-Up Challenge 5.0

18sep5:00 pm8:30 pmWIB-Chicago: Start-Up Challenge 5.0

Event Details

Join WIB for its fifth annual Start-Up Challenge as finalists from women-led Illinois biotech companies give a short pitch about their company’s technology and products.

Local experts from the investment and start-up communities will provide feedback and select the winning pitch, with the winner receiving a $2500 award sponsored by Horizon Pharma. The event will also feature a structured networking session with local entrepreneurs.

Interested in competing in the Challenge? All women-led companies are invited to apply to participate. This is a great opportunity to showcase your company and gain valuable feedback on your presentation. As a participant, WIB-Chicago is pleased to offer you private, one-on-one personalized coaching for your pitch. The application is available here until September 6, 2019.

Further questions? Email us: [email protected]


  5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Registration, Appetizers, and Networking
6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Announcements and Introduction
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Pitch Presentations
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Awards, Closing Remarks, Dessert Reception

Pricing Information

Until September 10

  • Members: $10
  • Non-Members: $40

After September 10

  • Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $50


September 18, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT(GMT+00:00)



222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1230

Other Events

Get Directions

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *