SBAC Venture Pitch Session

11/09/2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM CT


Join us at our SBAC Pitch Session, hosted by WeWork State St., where aspiring entrepreneurs and mid-sized businesses in growth mode will showcase their businesses. Three business have been selected to pitch in front a prestigious panel of judges and receive feedback. This event includes alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers, and networking, followed by three pitches by startups out of the Chicagoland area.

Event Price

$15 for SBAC Members

$25 for Non-Members


WeWork - State St. 
100 S State St. 
Chicago, IL  60603

Keynote Speaker

Michael Patak, CVO/Founder of TopstepTrader 


 TopstepTrader is a unique Chicago Fintech startup that is helping to change the way people approach the financial markets. Simply put, they fund traders. They have developed a platform that, without risking your trading capital, allows anyone interested in the market to learn, gain market experience trading a real-time simulated account and earn an opportunity to trade or make real capital from anywhere in the world.  At TopstepTrader, Michael helps to develop and implement high-level strategies, make major corporate decisions, manage the overall operations and resources of TopstepTrader. Lead company by motivating employees and driving change within the organization.



Panel of Judges

Tony Zeoli - Freeborn and Peters

Kristi Dula - Priztker Group

Jeff Carter - West Loop Ventures

George Vukotich - Fintank

Jay Sebben - L Street Collaborative, LLC

Pitch Companies






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