Shark Tank's Daymond John is back again to help judge the 2014 Miller Light Tap The Future® Competition. Formally known as the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneur Series, this unique business competition will give away $300,000 in prize money to entrepreneurs 21 or older with the best business ideas. It also offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend once-in-a-life-time business seminars, live pitch opportunities, and more.
After submitting their business ideas, just twenty-five semi-finalists will be selected to compete in live pitch events in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia starting June 3. John and a panel of expert judges will select one business in each city to win $20,000 and advance to the national finals. Afterwards, the five finalists will present before a national panel of judges in Chicago in August. One team will win the $200,000 grand prize.
|Daymond John, rapper Common, and other judges pose with|
the 2013 winners of the competition
"Miller Lite Tap the Future was an amazing experience. Not only did we win a total of $280,000 but we met Daymond John and received great feedback from some of the top minds in business. We’ve been friends since college and always knew we had a great business idea. Thanks to Miller Lite, we can now take our business to the next level!” -- Sean O’Brien and Evan Wray, founders of TextPride
How to apply
Miller Lite Tap the Future® will partner with the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurship Conference, a premier business conference and networking event taking place May 14-17 in Columbus, Ohio. During that conference, interested entrepreneurs can apply for the program, win free mentoring sessions with business experts, and RSVP for the Live Pitch Events.
Interested ones can also get started online at www.mltapthefuture.com. The deadline to apply is April 6, 2014, and no late applications will be accepted.
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