LevelUp 2024

Eligibility to Participate:

  • Must have 10 or less employees

  • Must be a female entrepreneur

  • Be a Chicago-Based company

  • Minimum of two years in business

  • Minimum of $275,000 in gross revenue annually


A 6-week virtual masterclass with WVON’s Melody Spann Cooper to learn how to take your business to the next level. This incredible opportunity is available for the first 20 entrepreneurs that sign-up. A guest will join every week to discuss a different topic of their expertise. You won’t want to miss this!

Dates to Remember:

– Submit a short elevator pitch by Friday, April 19th

– Live Pitch Competition Date: TBD

How to get involved:

To participate in the 2024 LevelUp contest, you will need to submit a short written or recorded elevator pitch via direct message to our social media (@wvon1690) or by email to The deadline to submit a pitch is Friday, April 19th. Don’t miss out on a chance to win $25,000 in cash and prizes!

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