What company wouldn’t want $1 million in funding?
During Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week next month, one lucky winner at the annual pitch night will have a chance to secure up to that $1 million mark of committed investment capital.
The four businesses selected will pitch on November 19th, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Applications, along with an executive summary, must be turned in by the deadline of October 31st at 3:00 PM.
Executive summaries, not exceeding two pages, should include product service or description, target market and size of market, differentiation, revenue model, and management team.
Pitches will be judged by a panel of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and investors including: Ken Jacob, President and CEO, Cajun Industries; Kendall Almerico, attorney, sports agent, serial entrepreneur, author and crowdfunding expert; David Hall, director, Revolution Ventures; Michael Trafton, Blue Fish Development Group; and J. Brian Oliver, CEO, United Networks of America.
This Shark Tank-style pitch night will allow the judges to invest in any of the pitches. Specifically, Ryan “Jume” Jumonville, founder and chairman of the board for United Networks of America, has committed to investing up to $1 million in the company selected by he and his Oliver.
Additional prizes include a $5,000 cash prize for the crowd favorite, and a 90 second lightnight bonus round that will award a company $500 cash.