S.P.A.R.K. Chicago 2011


Application deadline



Competition Organizer

Technori & Techweek

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
Appears to be open to anyone. All events take place in Chicago, Illinois.
Important Dates

All applications must be submitted by July 1, 2011. SPARK will actually take place July 22-27, 2011. The part of the week, July 22-24, is dubbed "StartupWeekend" in which applications develop their business idea and then pitch it to a panel of judges. Three winning teams will be chosen to advance to the second part of the week (July 25-27). During this incubator stage, teams will perfect their business plans before participating in a final pitch competition on the 27th. The winner will be announced immediately following pitch presentations.

Competition Prizes

The winning team will receive over $100,000 in donated services and a large cash grant.

Other Info

Unlike any entrepreneurial event in Chicago’s history, SPARK Chicago will help create, build, and launch three startups with six days of intense incubation and donated services.