SBAC Now Venture Pitch Session Winter 2015 *SOLD OUT*

From: Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:30 pm to Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:30 am
Location: Level Office - 73 W Monroe Chicago, IL 60603



Join us at our SBAC Now Pitch Session, hosted by Level Office, where aspiring entrepreneurs and mid-sized businesses in growth mode will showcase their businesses. The event will include networking, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, appetizers, pitch presentations, and insight from key people in the venture capital space. 


Keynote Speaker 

Mark Lawrence – Founder & CEO, Spothero

spothero_ceoMark Lawrence, Co-Founder and CEO of Spothero, an on-demand parking app that allows you to search and reserve parking for up to 50% off the rate at convenient parking garages and valet stands. SpotHero was co-founded with Jeremy Smith, when he was served $5,000 in parking tickets while living with Mark Lawrence. This unique app allows you to reserve parking spots by simply researching, booking, and parking in your desired location. Parking spots are guaranteed allowing SpotHero drivers to arrive after their designated start time and leave before their end time. SpotHero was founded in Chicago and is now operating in a total of 12 U.S. cities. 


Panel of Judges

Chris Gersch PrincipleNavigate Exchange

Chris Rentner â€“ PresidentFull Ahead Ventures

Mahrinah von Schlegel – Director of Strategy and Business DevelopmentEarlyBird 

Joe Dwyer – Partner, Founder Equity

Bill Bennett – Founder & Managing Principal, Level Office

Chad Sorenson- President and Co-Founder, SunPeak 
Scott McBride – Intellectual Property Attorney, McAndrews, Held, and Malloy Ltd.


Pitch Presenters (TBA)


 The company with the highest score from the panel of judges will win a prize  package of $8,000.00 worth of goods and services:

LEVEL Office Prizes

 Prize: 12 months of free coffee and office space at LEVEL Office 

 Total Value: $4,650



 Prize: SBACNow Pitch Winner Honored at April 10th awards dinner in front of 350  people and one year membership for SBAC
 Total Value: $300

Mabbly Prize
 Prize: Digital Media package
 Total Value: $3,000
MeetAdvisors Video Interviews
Before and after the event, will be hosting video interviews with entrepreneurs. 


Level Office Tours

Level Office will be hosting exclusive tours for attendees of the Pitch Session. The tours will take place from 4:30 – 5:30 February 12th. After purchasing your ticket, please RSVP with Level Office’s Center Manager, Kayley Carswell, by email at or by phone at 312.561.5020



Driving to the event? Book prepaid parking and save with SpotHero!


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