Startup Evanston Pitch Day

Startup Evanston Pitch Day is a quarterly event that highlights four outstanding growth companies and organizations focused on solving problems in unique ways. This is a pitch day for a broad spectrum of companies, including mission-based organizations, product development, and consumer web applications.

Participating teams will provide a 20 minute pitch, then answer questions from the judges and crowd. A prize will be awarded to the best pitch based on the judges' determination of potential business success.

Presented by Startup Evanston and coLab Evanston

Next Pitch Day

Spring 2012 -- Accepting applications now.

4 Companies Pitched on December 6th, 2011:

Winner: Med Pimping, Adam Lupu


Proximoto, Steven Skaff and Eric Harper

Transform U, Lisa Nigro, Bill Scheurer


Craig Elderkin Craig Elderkin Craig advises CEOs, Presidents, and General Managers on business issues such as setting strategy and improving marketing. Since 2002, Craig has evaluated business plans and made investment recommendations to Maryland TEDCO, a technology transfer and economic development fund.
Mark Hadding Mark Hadding Mark has over 22 years of experience in the entrepreneurial world. For the first ten years, Mark worked on corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions, ultimately serving as Managing Director for a technology-focused boutique advisory firm which completed 34 transactions over a four year period. For the last twelve years, Mark has participated in numerous startups, as an investor, an advisor, or a founder.
Chris Pappas Chris Pappas Chris is a senior partner at Grove Partners, a financial advisory firm for startup & entrepreneurial companies. He is also the founder of "EGEA - The North Shore's Wellness Spa" in Evanston. In the past 20 years, Chris has held senior roles at Midas International, US Robotics, Sara Lee Corporation and Premark International.


Nick Arvis Nick Arvis Nick is the Founder of Presidents Advisory Committee (PAC). Nick has been a part of private businesses his entire career, beginning in high school during the 1970's. He believes that Presidents of privately-held companies are the Heroes of our free enterprise system. Nick's passion is PAC's mission: to help these leaders grow profits, value, and success every month.


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