2018 SBAC Winter Venture Pitch Session

02/15/2018 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM CT


We are excited to announce that Panoskin, FANFOOD, and Go Civic have been selected as our presenting companies for February 15th! Join us at our next SBAC Venture Pitch Session, where aspiring entrepreneurs and mid-sized businesses that are in growth mode will showcase their businesses. By end of the night one of three companies will be crowned as the 2018 SBAC Winter Venture Pitch Session and presented prizes from UPS and Revolution Tailors.

Event Price

$15 for SBAC Members
$25 for Non-Members


              Coalition: Impact
              405 W Superior St
              First Floor
              Chicago, IL 60654


Keynote Speaker


Genevieve Thiers is an disruptor, entrepreneur, speaker and investor that lives in the Chicago area. Her first company,, is America’s first company to take caregiving services online. now has millions of users and new locations in the UK and Canada. Genevieve was recognized by President Bush at the White House as the Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur Champion of the Year for 2006, and her companies have won over 18 major awards, including the CEC Momentum Award, the WBDC Rising Start Award, a CNN Young Heroes feature, the UPS Out of the Box Award, the INC 500 list, and more. Genevieve has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs throughout her career. She is on the board of the CEC, which has created 1871, a co-working space in Chicago. Genevieve teaches classes at 1871 and is a frequent mentor and teacher within the space. She is also an investor in TechStars and the Firestarter fund, and in several female-run new tech startups that target women and lesser-known industries.  A mother of twins, she speaks regularly on the lack of women in tech and how to right the balance.



Panel of Judges

Dudley Beyler - Laveer Capital 

Yelena Shkolnik - Jump Capital 

Scott Kitun - Technori 

Vlad Moldavskiy - Mabbly 

Anthony Zeoli - Freeborn & Peters 

Pitch Companies





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