UPS, in partnership with Metro Chicago Exports & JPMorgan Chase, announced the 2016 Metro Chicago International X-port Challenge. Listen up all women entrepreneurs and business owners!
This export pitch contest starts with you simply telling UPS-Metro Chicago Exports-JPMorgan Chase how and why you want to grow your global business — and you could be the winner of $10,000 in free export shipping credits and a matching prize of $10,000 in grant dollars. And the beauty of this offer is that it only take a few minutes of your time to apply. Imagine all the new customers your business could reach worldwide with these prizes!
The top 10 applicants will be invited to a “Pitch Off” event at Chase Tower in downtown Chicago on Thursday, October 20, 2016. These 10 businesses will have an opportunity interact with an illustrious panel of expert judges.
Three winners will be selected based on their international appeal and execution strategy. Should you qualify as one of their top 10 finalists, you will be contacted for verification and with further Pitch-off event date and location details. You must be available to participate in the Pitch-Off event to be eligible to qualify as a finalist.
This event is open to small and medium-sized companies (men and women may apply) located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
Go here to apply: https://global.ups.com/x-portchallenge/?WT.mc_id=VAN701625 Note: Deadline is September 16th. Good luck! Let us know if you come out a winner!
Note: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 8/24 on “Reach Multilingual Markets: Creating Content, Developing Effective Partnerships, and Utilizing Translation Technology,” and presented by expert Jennifer Murphy, Director of Marketing, Eriksen Translations, Inc. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8702241284561995012. Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.