• Evanston edge startup showcase

    Sponsored by First Bank & Trust

    November Date TBD - 6:00 PM

    Free Event

    networking and drinks upon conclusion of pitches

  • Sign Up to Pitch Your Start Up

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    Thanks for your interest in pitching at a future Startup Showcase

  • Sponsors

    Thanks to the following sponsors!

    To be the most responsive and the most responsible banking partner for the businesses, organizations and individuals in the Chicagoland communities we serve.

    As a locally owned and managed community and commercial relationship bank, First Bank & Trust is committed to helping owner-operated businesses,nonprofit organizations, and individuals achieve their financial goals. Together we can encourage economic growth and development throughout the Chicago area and its suburbs. It is our mission to be the most responsive and the most responsible bank in the communities we serve.

    City of Evanston

    Creating the Most Livable City

    The City of Evanston is committed to promoting the highest quality of life for all residents by providing fiscally sound, responsive municipal services and delivering those services equitably, professionally, and with the highest degree of integrity.

  • Recent Startup Showcases

    Take a look and enjoy!

    November 16, 2017

    Evanston Edge Startup Showcase Sponsored by First Bank & Trust and hosted by  Rotary International

    March 10, 2016

    Evanston Edge Startup Showcase at The Garage Sponsored by North Shore Community Bank

    March 26, 2015

    Evanston Edge Startup Showcase Sponsored by Rotary International and North Shore Community Bank

    May 7, 2015

    Evanston Edge Startup Showcase hosted by NWC Food Incubator and sponsored by First Bank & Trust and Whole Foods

    February 27, 2014

    Northwestern University's Medill Reports coverage of Evanston Edge Startup Showcase at 27 Live in Downtown Evanston

  • Connect With Us

    Evanston Edge Startup Showcase is a gathering of Evanston entrepreneurs, students, investors, developers, and designers in support of Evanston's most innovative startups. Brought to you by the City of Evanston Economic Development Division - helping businesses grow the Evanston economy as we strive to create the most livable city. We celebrate the innovative work of Evanston and give entrepreneurs the ability to tap into the wealth of knowledge, talent and enthusiastic supporters available across the community.

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