3 Companies, 6 Experts, 200+ Attendees,1 Awesome Event

Where Shark Tank Meets Business Lending

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WHAT IT IS

Lendio North Florida and Santa Fe IPDC’s CrowdPitch competition, can best be described as Shark Tank meets Business Lending. 3 companies pitch their operating business and growth plan to a panel of 6 business and lending experts. Panelists will ask tough questions and provide actionable feedback for founders to improve their business and fundability. Everyone votes for the best pitch. The winner takes home the grand prize.

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HOW IT WORKS

The Presentation
3 companies will be selected to pitch their operating business and growth plan to an audience of their peers and a panel of business and lending experts. Presenters have 8 minutes to "pitch" and wow the audience before a 10-12 minute Q&A and feedback from the panel.

The Vote
The audience and panel “invest” FUN money with the company whose pitch/plan impressed them the most. 

The Winner
The company who receives the largest “investment” of FUN money from the audience and panel wins a valuable prize package of $10,000+ in business services from our sponsors.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - BYRON YOUNG [SHARK TANK PRESENTER]

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CordaRoy's patented foam-filled Convertible Bean Bags were first made in a garage on 39th Avenue in Gainesville, Florida where Byron lived during his college years. Back then there was no "bed inside". It wasn't until he had a "need" for the bed that it appeared. CordaRoy's Convertible Bean Bags is an idea that was truly born out of necessity. One night after attending a Gator football game he had some unexpected guests and found himself in need of just one more bed. The sofa was the next best thing but it was NOT good - especially for 2 people. Read more...

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ATTENDEE EXPECTATIONS

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  • Network and Connect with potential customers and/or partners
  • Watch and Learn from 3 great pitches and 6 panelists
  • Learn valuable business financing tips and new ways to grow your business


 

PITCH       
EXPECTATIONS

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  • Pitch to an audience and 6 top tier business and lending experts
  • Understand the questions lenders ask and be prepared to back it up
  • Gain exposure for your business and get great perks in the process

*Applications due
Friday, April 19, 2019

SPONSOR
EXPECTATIONS

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  • Increase your visibility and build your brand’s reputation
  • Strengthen customer relationships through face-to-face interaction
  • Engage with new partners and meet like-minded professionals




Email luis.salazar@lendiolocal.com or call 352.204.0164 with any questions. 

Need funding for your business? Apply now.

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Rich Blaser 

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Collin Austin

Our Panelists

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 Stephanie Bailes

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Bernie Dandridge

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Brian Berryhill

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Thank You to Our Sponsors & Supporters