Back for its second year, the Miller Lite Tap the Future® business plan competition stops in Los Angeles for its Live Pitch Event, where teams of business partners will deliver their best pitch for a chance to win big money. Five semifinalist teams from California and the surrounding states will pitch their businesses in front of a live audience at Cross Campus in Santa Monica on Friday, June 27. The teams will be judged and receive feedback from some of the sharpest business minds in the country, most notably Daymond John from ABC's “Shark Tank.”  The top team will receive $20,000 and advance to the national finals where they will compete for a grand prize of $200,000.

Daymond John and Miller Lite Tap the Future, the competition that helps great friends start great ventures, are coming to LA. On June 27, coworking space Cross Campus will set the stage for five teams of entrepreneurs to pitch their business in front of a panel of business experts and a live audience for a chance to win $20,000.

Sitting in the panel of judges next to Daymond John will be Lance Rios, creator of Being Latino online magazine; Chris Dyer, founder and CEO of PeopleG2; and Crystal Mitchell, business coach/co-director of Recycling Black Dollars.

Event Details:
Where: Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
When:  June 27, 2014
· 6 p.m.: Press briefing with Daymond John and other judges.
· 6:30 p.m.: Doors open to the public.
· 7:30 p.m.: Teams begin pitching.

The event is open to consumers 21 and older who R.S.V.P. at  Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle and network, and three randomly selected entrepreneurs will get the chance to deliver a one-minute business pitch and receive valuable feedback from the panel of experts. The best pitch will win a $500 prize.

Miller Lite will host four additional live pitch events in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and Philadelphia. The winners from each market will present before a national panel of judges in August and one team will win the grand prize of $200,000.

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The teams competing include:
- Next Suit (Los Angeles, CA)
- Paid Attention (Santa Monica, CA)
- Sports Entertainment Gear Inc (Las Vegas, NV)
- Enso Ink (Anacortes, WA)
- iQue Repair LLC (Taylorsville, UT)