ScaleUp South Chicago
January 2018

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is proud to present ScaleUp South Chicago funded by Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge. ScaleUp  is an intensive 8-week program that gives established businesses the tools to grow.

Get Ready to ScaleUp Your Business
The ScaleUp program is the next step for your business. Each week’s session dives into different sides of your business, giving you the opportunity to review, learn and push yourself to the next level.

Session Highlights

  • Marketing: Your Brand, Mission, and the 30 Second Pitch
  • Management: Building your Team
  • Operations: Processes and Customer Service
  • Subcontracting: Your Capability Statement

Program Benefits

  • Financial advising and loan assistance
  • Government procurement and contracting assistance
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Alumni support
  • Networking opportunities

Program Dates

January 24- March 14, 2018
9:00am to 12:00pm (Wednesdays)

January 24, 2018 : Your Baseline Plan

January 31, 2018 : Your Industry Overview, and Analysis, 30 Second Pitch & Your Target Market

February 7, 2018 : Marketing Foundation Planning & Sales

February 14, 2018 :  Online Marketing

February 21, 2018 :  Operations

February 28, 2018 : Fiscal Responsibility

March 7, 2018 : Subcontracting

March 14, 2018 : Shark Tank Panel

Program Location


MB Financial Bank
3030 East 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617


Who can apply?

If you have been in business for at least two years, have at least two employees (including yourself; 1099s and part-time employees qualify) with a revenue range of $75,000-$500,000.

For more information,  contact Nisha Floyd at 312 853 3477 x. 490 or

Special thanks to our sponsors!


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