New Entrepreneurial Expo, VenturePitch 2012, with Celebrity Guest Daymond John Announced by Advantage Payroll Services

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Advantage Payroll Services is excited to announce a new expo, VenturePitch 2012 and is accepting submissions for the next great business idea. Entrepreneurs can submit ideas for a chance to pitch concepts to the investment community and jumpstart their vision. Judging will take place on Thursday, March 15th 2012 at 10am where five finalists will have the opportunity to pitch cutting edge ideas to potential investors and regional business leaders live. Venture Pitch 2012 will feature star panelist from the hit ABC's TV series Shark Tank, Daymond John, moderator Rob Basso, author of the Everyday Entrepreneur, and a room full of regional business elite.

Daymond John, star of ABC's hit TV show Shark Tank

“Our mission is to discover and support emerging business leaders. In today’s turbulent and uncertain economy we need more entrepreneurs and small business owners. These creative individuals and small businesses will lead our way to economic recovery.

VenturePitch2012 will feature star panelist from the hit ABC's TV series Shark Tank, Daymond John. Daymond will be joined by moderator Rob Basso, President of Advantage Payroll Services and author of the Everyday Entrepreneur, and a room full of regional business elite. Entrepreneurs and business owners are encouraged to submit ideas in hopes of presenting live to a panel of industry heavyweights. Panelists include Bruce Zutler, board member of the Inventors Association of Manhattan and CEO of MCI Products Group, Inc, which recreates roadmaps for startup organizations and Luis Cuneo, a reprepresentative from IBM Global Diversity Business Leadership.

Prizes for the top submissions include a free year of biweekly payroll services provided by Advantage Payroll; $2,000 in consulting with startup specialty attorney Ira Halpern from Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP, a one year license of Lotus Live compliments of IBM, a new product development “Discovery Road Map” worth $2,500 compliments of MCI Products Group and promotional video and publicity support on BassoOnBusiness.com and ExposYourBusiness.com. The winner will also be personally introduced to members of the venture capital community and local potential investors.

“Our mission is to discover and support emerging business leaders and connect them with investment capital. In today’s turbulent and uncertain economy we need more entrepreneurs and small business owners. These creative individuals and small businesses will lead our way to economic recovery. I am certain that we will receive interesting submissions and meet inspiring entrepreneurs as part of this program,” said Rob Basso, president of Advantage Payroll Services Long Island and producer of Basso on Business.

Tickets to the event are $60. The business idea submission fee is $100 and includes admission. VenturePitch 2012 is taking place at Leonard’s of Great Neck in New York, kicking off the NY Multicultural Expo. For submission details or more information, please visit tinyurl.com/VP2012 or call 516-931-0540.

Sponsors of the event include Optimum Business®, IBM®, Got Invention Radio, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP and MCI Products Group Inc.

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