Daymond John, from the hit ABC series Shark Tank was the celebrity panelist in the inaugural event in Long Island NY on March 15, 2012. This series is focused on connecting talented innovators with the capital and resources they need to launch or expand their vision in the local economy, creating local jobs and positive economic impact. Entrepreneurs who wish to enter the competition may register to do so, submitting a three minute pitch video, online at www.businesspitchus.com . There are 100 contestant spaces available (includes full access to the conference), and an additional 250 conference registrations available. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration for this event.
A panel of local business and industry experts (to be announced) from the Raleigh-Durham area will determine five finalists. On the day of the event, our celebrity judge will be joined by industry experts representing our title sponsors. First, second, and third place prize packages will be awarded.
History has proven that an economic crunch creates the best climate for innovation and new business launches. Raleigh-Durham is an area that is ripe with talent and has a strong track record of promoting and supporting start-ups, with organizations such as Bull City Forward and Triangle Start Up Factory actively working to turn the area into one of the country’s premier start up incubators. Raleigh’s own mayor, Nancy McFarlane, is a successful entrepreneur. This makes Raleigh-Durham a logical place for Business Pitch US Live to bring its next competition.