Ten days from now (June 12), Arcweb CTO Chris Cera will join entrepreneur, business mogul and Shark Tank Investor Daymond John to judge the Miller Lite Tap the Future® business plan competition Live Pitch Event. Sitting alongside John and Cera on the judging panel will be Su Sanni and Ben Lamson, friends and co-owners of WeDidIt, a startup that helps nonprofits raise money and reach new donors. The event will be hosted by Kenny Burns, vice president of marketing for Revolt TV, author of “The Dream is Real” and founder of the lifestyle online magazine studio43.com.
At the Pitch Event, five semifinalists teams from Pennsylvania and the surrounding states will pitch their business to the judges in front of a live audience at the Dave & Buster’s Showroom (325 N. Columbus Blvd.). The judges will then award $20,000 to the top team which will also advance to the national finals where they will compete for a grand prize of $200,000.
The event is open to consumers 21 and older who R.S.V.P. at MLTapTheFuture.com. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle and network, and three randomly selected entrepreneurs will get the chance to deliver a one-minute business pitch and receive valuable feedback from the panel of experts. The best pitch will win a $500 prize.