About Entrepreneurial Idol
The Chicago State University Entrepreneurial Idol Competition was launched in 2012 to highlight and promote the many small to mid-sized Illinois based businesses with support from local and national business leaders, as well as City, State and Federal elected politicians. Entrepreneurs in the growth stage of business are strongly encouraged to apply. All submissions are reviewed by a panel of educators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
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- 1 Page executive summary
- 60 second video
- 10 Semi-finalists
- 5 minute presentation
- 5 Finalists
- 8-minute presentation
Last year's competition was a great success with 75 applicants submitting their business plans.
1st Place Winner: Freenters
2nd Place Winner: Savvo Digital Sommelier Solutions
3rd Place Winner: RaDeant Technologies
Crowd Favorite Winner: Mane Insights
About Chicago State University
Chicago State University opened its doors as a teacher training school in a leaky railroad freight car in Blue Island, Illinois on September 2, 1867. Today, in contrast, the University is a fully accredited public, urban institution located on 161-picturesque acres in a residential community on the south side of Chicago. During the first year of its founding, CSU enrolled 62 students. The current student enrollment is nearly 7,200.
From its humble origins, Chicago State University has evolved into an outstanding, nationally acclaimed university that provides a value-added education for all who enter its hallowed halls. Consistently evolving to reflect state-of-the-art trends in higher education, Chicago State University prepares students for success in the 21st century.