PITCH CONTEST RULES Chicago iNventors Organization – 2019 Inventor “R U READY TO DEAL” PITCH Contest

Calling all Chicagoland inventors!  The Chicago Inventor Organization’s “R U Ready to Deal” Pitch Contest” is open to the General Public and will allow twenty-five (25) randomly picked inventors to pitch their idea (2 minute limit) to Innovation & Buyer Expert Judges.  Contest Judge Carrie Jeske of Will it Launch, Judges for the Contest will be composed of nationally recognized innovators.  The Pitch Experts decisions are to their discretion and their decisions will be final.

The deadline to register to enter is Friday, October 11, 2019 (Midnight). The competition will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19,2019 at the Kent Law School. Admission to the Conference and Pitch Contest is only $25.00 for non members and free for Chicago Inventor Organization current members.

The Chicago Inventors Organization Pitch Competition aims to bring together future or current inventor entrepreneurs and small business owners to provide educational, informational, and networking opportunities. The event provides students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to present ideas to professionals, small business owners and potential investors. It also gives students the chance to network with business professionals and gain presentation experience.

Candidates must have a quality representation (prototype) of their invention (NO VIDEOS or 3D ANIMATIONS) proving that your invention works. All entries must be the original idea and work product of the participant and should have a patent (or patent pending status), copyright and/or trademark.

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.