On May 23, Chicago Regional Growth Corporation (CRGC) presented the 2019 Export Pitch in partnership with World Business Chicago, hosted by The Hatchery! Nine finalists, small and medium-sized companies throughout the region, pitched their plans for going global and competed for one of three grand prizes.

  • First place: 57st. designWinner of $5,000 cash from CRGC.
  • Second place: Skate Kastle​. Winner of $2,500 cash from CRGC.
  • Third place: Solo Noir. Winner of $1,500 cash from CRGC.
  • Audience Choice: Love Cork Screw. Winner of $1,000 cash from CRGC.

2019 Export Pitch finalists included: