Venture Connectors to Present $10,000 in Cash and Prizes at the
4th Annual Venture Sharks Business Plan Competition
February 8, 2013 – Louisville, KY – Venture Connectors is now accepting applications for the Venture Sharks™ competition. Now in its fourth year, the Venture Sharks event has entrepreneurs fending for themselves against a savvy panel of business leaders hungry for the next great investment.
Who can apply for Venture Sharks?
Each applicant must:
Have a new, marketable business idea that has not been presented to Venture Sharks in past competitions
Not have significant sales if your big idea has been launched
Be able to present the idea in person to a team of judges based in Louisville, KY
How does the Venture Sharks competition work?
Entrepreneurs apply online at: www.venturesharks.org. All applications go to the Venture Sharks committee. The committee will select the top twelve big ideas that will become the first round of bait for the Venture Sharks competition.
In the Preliminary round, entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to a team of judges who will test the waters to see which ideas will survive. Together with the audience, the judges will cast their votes. The top four ideas will swim with the sharks in the final round.
In the fast-moving Final round, the judges will ask the finalists questions about the marketability of their ideas with questions that could have the entrepreneurs begging for a life boat. The judges will select the winner of the Grand Prize.
About Venture Connectors
The Venture Connectors is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization. It was originally formed in 1995 as the Venture Club of Louisville to bring entrepreneurs and investors together in a professional, but relaxed forum. An important purpose of the organization is to help facilitate and encourage the expansion of business and commercial investment activities in the Kentuckiana region. Events include monthly luncheons, a member appreciation evening, and the annual Venture Sharks™ competition. Any one interested in making valuable contacts, exchanging information, or pursuing mutual business opportunities, is welcome to join Venture Connectors at an event. More information can be found at www.ventureconnectors.org.
Chair, Marketing Committee