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CLC's Big Ideas

Do you have the next BIG IDEA? The CLC Big Idea Competition is designed to foster entrepreneurship, innovation and partnership with local businesses. The CLC Big Idea Competition 2019 invites CLC students to use their creativity to develop and share their best ideas for a new product, service or business. No financials or business plans are needed, just a great idea with the potential to solve a problem, harness an opportunity or change the world! For more information on how to apply, visit our website:

Students will compete at a friendly, live event with an expert panel of judges from the local business community.

The 2019 event is sponsored by CLC Business and Social Sciences division and our business partner, the Suzy’s Swirl Company, with additional student support from the CLC Business Club.

$1,000 cash grand prize for 1st place winner
$500 cash prize for 2nd place winner
$250 cash prize for 3rd place winner
Competition Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the CLC Grayslake Campus.

Earlier Event: April 14
Later Event: April 17
Kids Eat Free