On Friday, August 31, 2012, Daymond John a venture capital investor from the hit show 'Shark Tank' will be in Atlanta. Six business owners will have the opportunity to pitch Daymond and three other successful business panelist. This event is sponsored by, The Black Latino Council, ProNetworker, and The Wilson Group.
The event is expected to have over 400 attendees, those that do not get the chance to pitch to Daymond and the panelist will still have the opportunity to witness first hand how business owners pitch their ideas to investors, network and introduce their business to the other attendees, and find alternative funding sources.
- Location: W Hotel (Midtown), 188 14th St NE, Atlanta,GA 30361
- Time: 7am - 11am
o Attendee breakfast reception
o Seating for event
o Panel discussion
o Audience Q & A
o 6 finalist make pitch to panel
o Book signing/ etc.
- Expected Attendees: 400+
Business owners that want a chance to 'Pitch the Shark' MUST:
1. Submit a written plan summary describing the business concept, its international dimension, and its growth potential. It must include a description of the following elements (not necessarily in the order shown) within 5 pages.
a) The opportunity and the problem your business will solve.
b) The target market, including its size and growth expectations.
c) Your product or service and the resources needed to produce it.
d) Your marketing plans and how sales are made to customers.
e) Your strategy for dealing with competitors.
f) Potential financial returns with supporting financial projections
g) The qualifications you (and your team) have for building the planned business plus additional people or skills needed.
h) How and when the idea will come to market, which may be shown in a series of milestones to be achieved over time.
2. The plan may be for a start-up venture, a new product, or market development in an existing business. Established business owners, proven entrepreneurs planning their next venture, entrepreneurs of early–stage growth businesses and entrepreneurs of successful growing businesses. Business plans must represent the original work of each contestant. It may not contain any fabricated information. Finalists may bring samples of their product, but may not bring giveaways for the judges.
3. Individuals or groups may enter the competition.
4. All principals involved must be clearly identified in the submission by name, their role in the development of the concept and plan. The primary contact person, their e-mail address, and telephone number must be clearly identified on the front title page.
5. Submissions and the concepts they contain are recognized as confidential and will not be disclosed outside the committee of judges without the entrant's permission.
6. One electronic copy of the entry must be submitted to email@example.com, or hard copy recieved by postal service by 5pm July 31, 2012 addressed to: Rob Wilson, A Real Chance To Pitch “The Shark”, P. O. Box 109, Marietta, GA 30061.
Register online to attend this event pitchtheshark.com.
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