Chicago City Treasurer's Business Plan Competition 2011


Executive summaries are due


Competition Organizer

Chicago City Treasurer; Chicago Community Ventures

Local US Event
Chicago, IL
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Start-up ventures or existing businesses are eligible to enter. Existing businesses should not be in business more than 3 years and have below $2 million in revenues. 

All businesses must be located or plan to locate in the City of Chicago. 
Important Dates

All applicant's executive summaries are due on July 1, 2011. Ten finalists will be selected and announced on August 1, 2011. Those finalists must submit a full business plan by August 19, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Small Business Expo at the UIC Forum on October 7, 2011.

Competition Prizes

First place: $5,000

Second place: $3,500

Third place: $1,500

Other Info

As a part of the Business Plan Competition, The Chicago City Treasurer’s Office and Chicago Community Ventures provide FREE workshops to competition entrants. Each workshop will be led by professionals who have extensive experience in writing business plans. At the workshops, entrants will receive insight, advice and guidance as they prepare their business plans for submission.