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Annual Pitch Contest

Chicago iNventors’ Organization – 2016 Inventor Pitch To Investors Contest – Submit Your Pitch

Calling all Chicagoland inventors!  The Chicago Inventor Pitch To Investors Contest is open to the General Public and will allow the top five (5) product submission finalists to pitch their idea to Angel Investor Judges and a live audience for a chance to win “Mentoring from A Heartland Angels Investor – One of Chicago’s Leading Angel Investor Groups”!  Preceding the Contest will be an Evaluation Workshop to determine 5 finalists who will be chosen to pitch their product idea at the 2016 Chicago Inventors Pitch To Investors Contest on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Hermann Hall. Judges for the Contest will be composed of some of Chicago’s Leading Financial Experts.

During the Selection Period, inventors, entrepreneurs, and industry representatives will be on hand to provide advice, critique, guidance, and encouragement at the Pre-Contest Evaluation Screening.

Prototype Required

Candidates must have a quality representation (prototype) of their invention (i.e., a video, pictures or a 3D Animation as well as a narrative of the invention showing and telling how it works).  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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