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. design. Winner 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: