A community driven platform for financing emerging innovations in Chicago’s green economy
There’s no shortage of inspired green projects in this city. Talented Chicagoans are developing build-your-own solar water heater kits, compost cultivation and distribution businesses, innumerable ways to make fresh produce accessible throughout the city, and so much more. What these projects have in common are the dedicated innovators making them happen – often in their spare time, without quite enough resources to bring them to scale.
How It Works
Innovators apply for a chance to present their project at the BOOST Live event. At the evening event, Boosters review proposals and get to know the innovators behind each project. Boosters vote for their favorite proposal and innovators with the most votes get a share of the night’s proceeds plus BOOST funds. Last year each winning innovator took home $3,200, and topped it off with a slew of in-kind resources.
Boost Preview Night
February 20, 2013 at Delta Institute
35 E Wacker Dr Suite 1200, Chicago
Hear updates from last year’s innovators
and what’s in store for Round 2
During the event, Innovators present their projects and you get to vote on who receives the grant.
The event will include formal presentations as well as a chance to mingle with Innovators to find out more about their projects.
Boosters attend the BOOST Funding Night. By pooling their resources and voting, boosters choose to support ventures that strengthen our city’s environment and economy.
Get in on the action at BOOST Funding Night
Innovators are starting their own sustainable projects that will improve the city of Chicago. They submit applications (available below) for a chance to receive part of the BOOST fund at the BOOST Funding Night.
Application period is now closed.