The Great Pitch Idea Competition is the most unique entrepreneurship competition in the country and the only competition where audience members use electronic clickers to judge and select the best ideas from across the country. The winners are given some cash but mostly professional services that every startup and budding entrepreneur needs: legal, accounting, marketing, office space and mentorship. The winners will also be awarded entry to IKAN's Business Plan Class where teams will learn how to build a plan for success.
Most startups run through money like water without great results. They put money into operations without having a suitable business model or understanding their customers' needs. This is why the Great Pitch Idea Competition is unmatched. Entrepreneurs get an opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and get instant feedback from potential customers. This is a crucial piece of information for any startup. WILL I HAVE CUSTOMERS? Without customers, nothing else matters, no matter how well you execute every other aspect of your business.
That's why we encourage everyone, (young, old, professional, novice, male and female), to apply and get the opportunity to test your idea in front of a live audience in one of the best entrepreneurial cities in the country and ,world, Chicago!