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Test Your Elevator Pitch with Ben Franklin Tech Partners

NextFab Studio

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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NextFab Studio is hosting a nationwide open audition for Shark Tank, the ABC network’s hit entrepreneurship reality series on May 11th, 2013. The first 500 entrepreneurs to arrive at the audition are guaranteed to be interviewed and will pitch the “Shark Tank” casting team with their products, services or ideas. You will have 1-2 minutes to present and convince the VCs that your business is worth an investment! 

Do you think your idea is the Next Big Thing? This is your chance to make it into a reality! 

Come try out your "elevator pitch" with real venture capitalists and celebrity experts from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP): the premier provider of the capital, knowledge and networks that help innovative enterprises compete in the global marketplace, generate wealth and support regional economic growth. Ben Franklin has invested more than $165 million to grow more than 1,750 regional enterprises, across all areas of technology.  

For more information on Ben Franklin Technology Partners please visit their website.

Each presenter will get valueable feedback on business strategy, financing, negotiation, followed by a brief Q+A. 

The best presenters selected by the judges will be given a wristband, which will guarantee an interview with the Shark Tank producers on 5/11!

List of the judges: 

  • Jim Betlyon, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
  • Herb Cohen, CEO, Executive Leaders Radio
  • Steve Harris, Principal, MidCoast Capital
  • Mike Krupit, Entrepreneur
  • Jeff Mack, Exec. Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Katherine O’Neill, Exec. Director, Jumpstart NJ
  • Michael Pearson, President, Union Packaging
  • Larry Portnoff, Co-founder, 4 Walls
  • Adam Schran, CEO, Ascentive, LLC
  • Ellen Thompson, Co-founder, 4 Walls

NOTE: Participation for this event does not guarantee the admission for Shark Tank Casting Call on 5/11. For the most up-to-date information on the casting call, please visit our website

This event is made possible by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a national, award winning organization for stimulating entrepreneurial potential through entrepreneurship, technology and enovation.

Have questions about Test Your Elevator Pitch with Ben Franklin Tech Partners? Contact NextFab Studio

When & Where

NextFab Studio
2025 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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