Annual Pitch Contest – $1,000 Prize

Chicago iNventors’ Organization – 2019 Inventor Pitch To Investors Contest – Submit Your Pitch

Calling all Chicagoland inventors!  This year’s Inventors Pitch Contest will be Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Chicago Kent College of Law.  Contestants will once again pitch their products to a panel of expert judges, who will provide feedback to help both the contestants and the audience learn about the elements of a winning pitch. The Contest is open to the General Public and contestants will have a chance to win $1,000.

Prototype Required
Candidates must have a quality physical representation (prototype) of their invention .  All entries must be the original idea and work product of the participant and must have a patent or patent pending status. Check website for Contest details (

Entries may not contain hazardous materials such as explosive, combustible, or incendiary materials, blades or dangerous projectiles. Electrical power will not be available. Batteries may be used in a normal fashion. CIO reserves the right to reject any prototype deemed hazardous, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate in its judgment, and to prohibit challenge participation of the owners of said prototype.

You can submit your video or photos and written pitch below.




Please note: As a Chicago Inventor Organization Pitch Contest participant, your name and likeness may be used for future advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, it is advised that you obtain the appropriate legal documentation to protect your business idea or product. Chicago Inventors Organization is not liable for duplication of your business idea or product by a third party.

OFFICIAL RULES – View Rules Here

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