Join us as we celebrate the 2023-2024 YEA! Chicago cohort!
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Check-in, Networking & Bites
5:00 p.m. Attendees Take Seats & Female Strong Gives Welcome Message
5:20 p.m. Finalist Presentations & Investor Questions
6:45 p.m. Poster Presentations & Viewer’s Choice Award Voting
7:00 p.m. Judge Deliberation & Audience Break
7:20 p.m. Final Results & Announcements
We are excited to host this year’s Investor Panel in-person at the Teknion Showroom in Fulton Market!
800 W Fulton St 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Capacity is limited and there will be no on-site registration.
Open to all that support our mission! Our YEA! Students will be front and center presenting business plans that have been developed over our six-month Young Entrepreneurs Academy program.
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. Come learn about Female Strong, cheer on our YEA! Chicago students, and hear from renowned business leaders!
We have an amazing evening in store for our guests. 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.
Dress code: Business Attire
Parking: In addition to street parking, there are garages near the Teknion Showroom
Meet the Investors!
Ryan Smith – Chief Growth Officer & Executive Vice President of Ajinomoto Health & Health & Nutrition North America