Daymond John Heads Tap the Future Tour
Shark Tank Star Daymond John was in Los Angeles last month to help kick off Miller Lite Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour.
Five semifinalists in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston were selected from nearly 7,000 applicants to pitch in front of Daymond John, co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank and a panel of judges for $20,000 and an opportunity to advance to the finals. The winning business from each event will pitch again before an executive panel of judges this fall where the winning business will be awarded the grand prize of $100,000.
“Miller Lite Tap the Future is an outstanding program for up-and-coming entrepreneurs and I’m proud to have been a partner the past five years,” said John. “The judging gets more challenging every year, since the finalists get better as the program continues to grow. This year, I’m looking forward to seeing original ideas that stand out and entrepreneurs who are focused on holding true to achieve success.”
“The Miller Lite Tap the Future program is about finding people who hold true to their vision of success despite the obstacles they face,” said Steve Canal, manager of national community affairs with MillerCoors. “For five years, the Tap the Future program has helped to cultivate and empower dozens of entrepreneurs from around the country and we’re excited to continue the tradition this year with a new wave of businesses that will be presenting during our Live Pitch Tour.”
Jeremy Wall, CEO of Lumenus walked away as the Los Angeles winner who was awarded $20,000 after a very impressive pitch. Wall will go on to compete in the finals for the grand prize of $100,000.