The $5M Fund
Funding For your Startup
TechRise’s $5M Fund is non-dilutive Friends & Family capital for Chicago’s historically underfunded tech founders. Apply to pitch in one of our weekly pitch competitions for a 1 in 5 chance of receiving $25K-$50K to build your dream.
For interested institutional funders, our TechRise fundraising deck is linked here.
Funding for Chicago’s historically underfunded Tech Founders
Competitions each year
1 in 5
Chances of getting funding
Up to $50K to build your startup
Additional Funding Resources
Our city has incubators across the Chicagoland ready to support you on your journey. Click here to see the full list from World Business Chicago.
ANGEL & VC INVESTORS
If your vision is to scale a business fast, you'll need investors. See the full list of Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, and Growth stage investors funding Chicago startups from the M25 team.
LENDING & CROWDFUNDING
Venture money isn't for every business. If your vision is to create sustainable growth and generational wealth, consider your lending and crowdfunding options here.