Investor Panel 2023

Come support our YEA! Students and their business ideas at our "Sharktank" style event!


Tue, March 21, 2023

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT


In-Person at the Knoll Showroom Fulton Market

811 W Fulton Market Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60607



The Investor Panel is the highlight of our YEA! year. Our YEA! girls have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of business leaders with the possibility of receiving startup funding for their businesses. We have an amazing evening in store for you. All guests are welcome to arrive at 4:30pm for networking and hors d'oeuvres before the student presentations commence at 5pm. We encourage you to organize watch parties from home as in-person capacity is limited. The more the merrier! You will be able to see each girl pitch their business idea with the possibility to tap into a $15K + pool of seed funding. While the panelists deliberate to determine the seed funding amounts and the winner who will go on to compete at the YEA! National Saunders Competition, we will allow you to help select the viewer's choice award for one of our girls. Order of Events: 4:30pm - Check-in, Networking, & Bites At 5:00, please take your seat. 5:00pm - Welcome from Female Strong & Host Whitney Reynolds 5:20pm - Finalist Presentations & Investor Questions 6:45pm - Poster Presentations & Viewer's Choice Award Voting 7:00pm - Judge Deliberation & Audience Break 7:20pm - Final Results & Announcements 7:30pm - Farewell! Dress code: Business Attire Parking: In addition to street parking, there are garages near the Knoll Showroom. Our hosts specifically suggest the 333 N. Green Street Garage and suggest reserving ahead as it fills up quickly.

TICKETS Selected during registration

General Attendee - $50 Suggested Donation


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