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Chicago Pitch Competition: Pitch to Win $100K

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β€‹πŸš€ Get Ready for the Ultimate Startup Battle πŸš€

​Attention all sen-SaaS-ional Chicago founders! Are you ready to pitch your trailblazing B2B SaaS product to a panel of renowned industry leaders and venture capitalists? If so, we invite you to apply for our live pitch competition, taking place on June 21st. Don't miss this chance to turn your startup dream into a reality! 🌟

​Finalists announced

​Come join us to watch the presentations, gain invaluable insight into creating a winning pitch, and network with investors and fellow founders!

β€‹πŸ—“ Wednesday, June 21st at 6 pm

β€‹πŸ“ Teamworking by TechNexus, Chicago


​Eligible startups should have:

β€‹πŸ”ΉA solid vision for a tech-enabled B2B SaaS solution

β€‹πŸ”ΉRaised under $1M USD in outside investment

β€‹πŸ”ΉBonus: A minimum viable product (MVP)


β€‹πŸ† The Prizes πŸ†

​Up to 5 finalists will be chosen and have a chance to present live in front of a panel of judges for the chance to win.

​The ultimate winner will walk away with a $100K investment πŸ’° from Forum Ventures (pending due diligence and in exchange for 7.5% equity) plus hands-on support to skyrocket their venture to new heights.

​Not only that, but even if your deck isn't chosen, you get the opportunity to hear from esteemed judges invaluable feedback and advice on perfecting a pitch. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to network with investors and other Forum founders who share your passion for innovation.

β€‹πŸŽ€ The Judges 🎀

​Prepare to impress our esteemed judges:

  • ​Jonah Midanik (Forum VC)

  • ​Nathan Musso (TechNexus)

  • ​Ben Emmrich (Tusk Logistics)

  • ​Nate Pierotti (Newstack)

  • ​Neal Sarraf (Forum VC)

​πŸ’₯ How to Enter πŸ’₯

  1. ​Craft your best pitch deck showcasing your unique B2B SaaS idea.

  2. ​Submit your pitch deck here before Thursday, June 8th

  3. ​Await the announcement of the top finalists, who will be chosen to present live in front of our panel of judges (Approx Thurday, June 15th)

​πŸ”₯ The Experience πŸ”₯

​You'll have the chance to present your vision in front of a live audience, gaining unparalleled exposure and connections. Regardless of the outcome, you'll walk away with powerful insights, a stronger network, and a renewed passion for your startup journey.

​⏰ The Clock is Ticking ⏰

​Mark your calendars and start perfecting your pitch deck now! Submit your application and seize the opportunity to transform your startup's future.

​Remember, the deadline is fast approaching. Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and join the ranks of the Forum's most successful founders! 🌐


​Please note: The winner of the live pitch competition is subject to our due diligence process to be enrolled in our accelerator program. This includes $100K capital in exchange for 7.5% equity. Terms and conditions here.


​TechNexus helps leading corporations and ambitious entrepreneurs develop mutually beneficial relationships that accelerate growth opportunities. A first-of-its-kind Venture Collaborative, we invest capital, incubate and collaborate to create new growth opportunities. For more than a decade, TechNexus has initiated hundreds of positive outcomes between mature corporations and early-stage companies to create new business models, revenue streams, and products.Β 

​Forum Ventures is the leading early-stage fund, program and community for B2B SaaS startups based in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Founded in 2014, we’re on a mission to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more accessible and successful for early-stage founders. From our Studio, to Accelerator, to Pre-Seed programming, we have the resources and network to help founders navigate the early stages of their founder journey.