• Evanston edge startup showcase

    Sponsored by Evanston Community Bank & Trust


    April 23, 2020 6pm

    2510 Green Bay Road, Evanston, il 60201

    Free Event

    networking and drinks upon conclusion of pitches

  • The Startups

    Scope aims to visualize local discounts by designing a personalized platform in order to strengthen the relationship between the Northwestern community and Evanston businesses.

    Octothrope Plus


    No one knows what you like better than you. Except maybe your favorite independent bookstore seller. That experience when you walk in, smell the books, wander around, and then ask your favorite salesperson..."I really enjoyed (insert your most recent book love here). Do you have anything like that?" Why yes, we do. It's The 1 Book Subscription.

    Roamli is an interactive social and activities platform that connects users across the world as they compete in live challenges and events.


  • the Panelists

    ANNOUnced panelists. more to come....

    Bailey moore

    VP Wintrust Ventures

    Stelios Valavanis

    CEO at onShore Security

    JEssica Oldani

    Oldani Entrepreneurial Law

    Alan Moy

    Owner, Viet Nom Nom

  • The Moderator

    Rebecca berneck

    CEO and Founder

    CEO, Founder and “Big Head” who thinks in boxes and arrows, and loves to deliver relief to her entrepreneurial clients.

  • Sponsors

    Thanks to the following sponsors!

    Evanston Community bank & Trust

    We’re proud to be Evanston’s community bank. As a community bank, we’re proud to support the businesses in our area with personalized service, great financial tools, and a local focus. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve
    been established for quite some time, we have the customized banking solutions to help every type of business thrive.

    Evanston Community Bank & Trust is a branch of Wintrust Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

    Technology innovation Center/Chuck happ - 2510 Greenbay road


    Fearless Financial Management For Entrepreneurs & Creatives loop

    Officeheads gives entrepreneurs and creatives the financial tools, processes, and team needed to boost each business to its greatest success.

    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.

  • Nourishment

    Startup showcase attendees will enjoy the following food & beverage

    We started with a full bay window to let the breeze flow through the restaurant on a sunny day or to just let light bathe in on those colder winter days. Pair this with some chicken tacos, made with tortillas that are made in house and some of the best rated margaritas in Evanston, and you've got La Principal. Stop by so we can treat you to an amazing experience. After all, La Principal translates to “The Main,” so we want to live up to our name!

    Welcome to Koi, located in the heart of Evanston’s bustling downtown on Davis Street. We offer fresh sushi, authentic Chinese cuisines from 8 different regions of China and Dim Sum Brunch every weekend. The perfect setting for date night, or just catching up with friends or sharing a family-style meal with the ones you love.


    Voted “Best Chinese Food, Suburbs” by Better Magazine, 2019

    Sketchbook was founded by two home brewers, Cesar Marron and Shawn Decker, who were passionate about starting a microbrewery right in the thick of their remarkable hometown. We brew a wide range of historical and adventurous beer styles. Our work is driven by a love of quality in food and beer, a commitment to sustainable local production, and a lot of DIY geeky-ness.

    We make wine easy. Meta Wine is a new kind of wine company. Licensed as a winery, we produce amazing wines with our global network of producer partners. We are not married to a particular location or wine varietal; and we bring great wine to market efficiently, emphasizing the wine itself without the burden of being an over-packaged brand, overloaded with marketing costs.



    CREATIVELY CULTIVATING EXPERIENCES From crafting an intimate party for two, a large social gathering, or your big day; GSK catering is there to help you savor the memories.



  • 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

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    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.