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Take Your Shot at $10,000 with Hornitos® Tequila “A Shot Worth Taking” Elevator Pitch Event

By Kevin Beerman / September 23, 2019

Chicago entrepreneurs: you’ve got your big idea – now it’s time to make it a reality. 

Hornitos® Tequila — the tequila that believes nothing great ever happens without taking a shot — is partnering with Chicago Ideas — the ideas platform for everyone — to give you the chance of a lifetime in a 40-floor elevator ride at 190 South LaSalle. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Hornitos is giving aspiring entrepreneurs (age 21+) a shot at turning their big idea into reality with the “A Shot Worth Taking” Elevator Pitch Event*. In a fast battle before a panel of expert judges, selected semi-finalists will get into an actual elevator to sell their idea as fast and convincingly as they can before reaching the top floor. After a couple rounds of fierce competition, two winners will walk away with bragging rights—and $10,000 to pursue their entrepreneurial ambition. 

Think your elevator pitch is up to the test? Enter by submitting a brief 300-word summary of your entrepreneurial idea along with your full name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number(s) and date of birth to elevatorpitch@coynepr.com now through Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Full event rules available here. Please note entrants must be present and agree to take part in the semi-finalist and finalist rounds to participate in the event. 

Following the initial round of elevator pitches on Oct. 16, the top five shot-takers will present their idea to a  live Chicago Ideas Week audience. After the finalists showcase their unique vision, the audience will cast their votes alongside the panel of judges to select the two entrepreneurs whose pitches are truly “A Shot Worth Taking” to be awarded a $10,000 prize.

Make sure you’re in the audience for the final competition to cast your vote for the ultimate shot-taking idea. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Tickets for the event can be purchased through Chicago Ideas here.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) and 21 years of age or older to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete official rules, available here. Contest starts September 18, 2019 at 9:00:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”). All email entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on October 4, 2019.  ENTRANTS MUST BE PRESENT AND AGREE TO TAKE PART IN THE SEMI-FINALIST AND FINALIST ROUNDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST.
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