New Castle, DE (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
Looking for help to launch your company or new product? Delaware’s entrepreneurs and new small businesses are invited to make their pitch at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner and Networking Mixer, featuring fashion and branding expert Shark Daymond John of the hit TV series, “Shark Tank,” to win startup funds.
The ‘Swim with the Sharks’ Video Pitch competition, presented by Newark Chrysler Jeep Dodge, provides early-stage business owners the opportunity to introduce their business to the local community while competing for the grand prize, which includes $2,500 in funding.
To enter, entrepreneurs create a short video to illustrate how $2,500 would help make their new business idea a reality and submit it to the County Chamber’s virtual shark tank before 5 p.m. on March 11. There, the public can vote for their favorites and help choose the finalists.
After the voting closes, the selected finalists will share their video at the Annual Dinner and Networking Mixer on March 18. Daymond John and event sponsors will place a final vote to determine the winner. Three finalists will win a 2013 County Chamber membership and a free Wilmington University business course.
“Daymond John and the ‘Sharks’ give entrepreneurs a chance to follow their dreams, and we want to do the same. The ‘Swim with the Sharks’ Video Pitch Competition is a fun way for these startups to get noticed,” said New Castle County Chamber of Commerce President Mark Kleinschmidt. “It’s one of the ways that we’re helping entrepreneurs find success right here in Delaware.”
Please visit the County Chamber’s website to learn more and view the complete competition rules.
About the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
The County Chamber (http://www.ncccc.com/) is the premier business organization in New Castle County, Delaware. The Chamber advocates for its 1,400 members at all levels of government. The Chamber also sponsors networking and other special events, provides emerging businesses with support and services, offers health and insurance benefits to our members, and oversees a wide range of programs for businesses of all sizes.