Illinois Corporate Startup Challenge

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Illinois Corporate Startup Challenge

Resource: Illinois Corporate Startup Challenge
Hosted by: Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
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The Illinois Corporate Startup Challenge assembles a class of Fortune 1000 corporations on a semiannual basis and pairs them with start-up companies that address their innovation needs through a highly curated matchmaking process. By better connecting the corporate world to the entrepreneurial community, the Corporate Startup Challenge aims to foster more innovation but also advance a stronger Illinois economy.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Chicago, IL (targeting businesses in the state of Illinois)
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Invitation, recommendation or nomination required
Submission or start date: Yes

About the author

NWBC Council administrator

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a nonpartisan federal advisory council established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the Congress, and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business enterprise. The Council is comprised of eight small business owners from across the country, six representatives of national women’s business organizations, and one Chairperson, Liz Sara, who was recently appointed by President Donald J. Trump in August 2018.