10 finalists will be selected in a nationwide search to pitch to a national audience on August 18, 2021 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. This contest is a 3 minute pitch for existing businesses and is free to attend, but space is limited.
First, second, and third place winners will be selected to win cash and prizes totaling over $7,500. The first and second place winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges. The third place winner will be selected by the audience.
The first place winner will receive $2,000. The second place winner will receive $1,000. The third place winner will receive $500. In addition, all contestants will receive a brand new Dell computer and a one year membership to NEA. (computer giveaways determined by Dell).