Are You Ready to Raise Capital for Your Business?
Then You Need to Attend Our Next Pitch Tank Event!
If you think it’s time that you put your business in front of hundreds, if not thousands of investors in a very short period of time, then it’s time to join us at Pitch Tank!
Pitch Tank is an event hosted by Angel Investors Network where we put incredible business investment opportunities in front of thousands of qualified investors at our events! We host several events each year, and we are always looking for great companies who are ready to take that leap to the next level in their business.
If you are ready to apply for our next Pitch Tank Event, simply click here.
Congratulations to our 23 contestants who attended
Pitch Tank in July 2018:
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|Freedom Interactive TV Networks||http://www.freedomtvnetworks.com/|
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And a Special Congratulations to our Pitch Tank Winner,
Jennifer Holland of Throatscope!
Over 700 applications were received, 23 competitors entered the tank, five moved onto the final round, and one emerged victorious!
If you are ready for your chance to shine and raise the capital you need for your business, then simply apply now!
What is "The Pitch Tank"
The Pitch Tank is a Shark Tank style event hosted and presented by Angel Investors Network, a nationwide network of angel groups and investors.
This is our third year putting on The Pitch Tank event and we are excited to put on a very entertaining and educational experience for all attendees. We provide entrepreneurs with a chance of a lifetime to present their unique opportunity to thousands of high net worth investors and a star studded panel of judges.
We will be accepting applications from entrepreneurs who want to pitch their deal LIVE to thousands of potential investors and our amazing panel of highly successful entrepreneurs.
If you have what it takes and feel you are “worthy” of an investors capital, please send in your application and get prepared to attract the funding you need.
See you in Las Vegas,
CEO & Founder
Angel Investors Network
How Does it Work?
Our special Pitch Tank Event provides Angel Investors Network with tremendous deal flow opportunities receiving 700 or more applications from new companies who want the chance to participate in this very popular and highly attended event session.
After careful consideration and many conversations, AIN then whittles down the list and invites 20-25 companies to join us in Las Vegas where, for a fee, they receive their own six foot table in the exhibit hall to present their company’s abilities to Pitch Tank attendees and investors.
The preliminary judging round allows each of the participating companies a chance to deliver a live investor pitch to our preliminary judges who then discuss and evaluate each presentation within a non-disclosed criteria list rating each company on a 1-10 scale with 10 being the best.
Judged Categories include:
- Market Opportunity and Solution
- Growth Plan
- Financial Projections
- Capital Strategy
After the preliminary round, the top five companies are then invited to do their pitch in front of the entire Pitch Tank audience on the Main Stage. The main stage Pitch Tank finals are attended by over 2,000 people and provides the five finalists the opportunity to gain valuable experience speaking and presenting to a large and discriminating audience of educated and sophisticated investors. An invaluable experience for new entrepreneurs!
PLUS....Get a Chance to Meet the Original Shark from the Hit TV Show Shark Tank...
Our Next Pitch Tank Event Information
Calling All Entrepreneurs
Register to Apply for our Next Pitch Tank Event!
Join us on Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th for a full day of training and live pitches to our network of investors!
Meet Our Previous Judges
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co- Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).
Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, and the new I-Grow hair restoration product on QVC.
Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide.
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
Steve’s new book: Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional) came out in December.
Steve writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.
In both 1996 and 2000, Steve campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense. Steve continues to energetically promote this agenda.
President and CEO of Star Branding Equity Holdings
Bernt Ullmann is the President and CEO of Star Branding Equity Holdings (SBEH), a critically acclaimed licensing and brand management consumer focused partnership between Tommy and Andy Hilfiger, Joe Lamastra and Mr. Ullmann.
Ullmann served as founding President & CEO of MESH, a partnership with Li & Fung, as well as President & CEO of Shop Your Way Brands, a division of Sears Holdings Corp. He was Corporate Vice-President of Donna Karan International, President of Fubu International, Managing Director of Coogi, President of Phat Fashions, and President of New Business Development for Kellwood.
Generating Over $5 Billion in Transactions, Mr. Ullmann provides mastery in creating, incubating, developing, marketing and distributing leading global lifestyle brand superstars such as; Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine.
co-CEO of Whole Foods Market
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, an $11.7 billion Fortune 300 company and a top U.S. supermarket. The company has the highest stock market valuation of any dedicated U.S. food retailer. For 15 consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has included Whole Foods Market on its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. In 2011, MarketWatch called him CEO of the Year and FORTUNE magazine called him “Businessperson of the Year.” In 2012, Esquire magazine named him one of the “Most Inspiring CEOs” and FORTUNE named him one of the “12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time.”
Mackey created the Whole Planet Foundation in 2005 to help end poverty in developing nations. The foundation has helped more than 200,000 poor entrepreneurs in 50 countries.
Mackey co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement to challenge business leaders to rethink why their organizations exist and to acknowledge their important roles in creating value for all of their stakeholders in the interdependent global marketplace.
Greg Writer is a C level executive with over thirty (34) years’ experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing.
Greg’s claim to fame was when he bought the firm he worked for at the age of 21 and became the youngest owner of a full service investment bank in the history of United States. During this period Greg helped raise millions for early stage companies like: Home Shopping Network, Smarte Carts, Go Video Dual Deck VCR and by the time he was 24 years old he was running the trading desk for his firm.
In an effort to perpetuate free enterprise & capitalism he launched Angel Investors Network in 1997 @ www.AngelNetwork.com with the mission to “help entrepreneurs succeed”. One of the 1st online angel groups ever organized!
He is very passionate about the formation of earlier stage companies and believes this is crucial to the economy of the United States. In 2014 he wrote the book “Saving America One Crowd @ A Time”, which was one of the 1st books to be written around the new Crowdfunding Laws.
As a marketing consultant (a self-proclaimed marketing guru) Greg has coached thousands of entrepreneurs in all area of marketing and has been teaching marketing on stages across the United States since 2004.
As a serial entrepreneur himself he is currently CEO of Angel Investors Network, Angel Marketing, Inspiration By God, BizPAD and President of Celebrity Lifestyle Brands. In addition, he serves on the Board of Never Give Up, a non-profit.
Greg is the proud father of 5 and has been married for 30 years.
As a US Navy Submariner, Jeff Barnes traveled the world underwater at extreme depths, running a nuclear power plant and sleeping with torpedoes while learning invaluable skills. His innate leadership ability and understanding of complex systems allowed him to run the largest division on his submarine and take charge of the ship’s quality control program.
After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Jeff took his expertise and experience to CorporateAmerica, helping clients grow their businesses as a risk management consultant, while also coaching and consulting small business owners on the side. This led to Jeff running his own division inside a Fortune 500 Company focused on technology and innovation, leading multiple international innovation projects, and bringing new products and services to the global market. As a result of this exposure, Jeff has given training to thousands of executives and on how to utilize technology and innovation to grow a business.
As an entrepreneur himself and best-selling author, Jeff has trained, coached, and consulted with hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners to implement complex growth-systems to help them scale their companies quickly. Jeff spends most of his time helping entrepreneurs and business owners quickly grow their businesses to make a positive impact in the world. During his free time, he sits on the board ofLifeschool, nonprofit helping kids gain life-skills they don’t learn in school. Jeff also spends a great deal of time coaching his two boys’ sports teams, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.
Presence in The Nationwide:
What makes us unique is the impact we intend to have on The Nationwide and early-stage ecosystem. We look for companies that have a significant presence in Nationwide or are willing to create a significant presence in the state.
Large, Lucrative Market:
We pursue deals in companies with substantial upside. Ideal startups and early-stage companies serve large, multi-billion dollar total addressable markets.
Address a Gap in the Marketplace:
We seek companies that provide a solution to a major pain point in a large, addressable market.
Differentiation from the Competition:
We want to back founders who acknowledge the competition, are able to describe their competitors, and understand how to sell into a stale but established marketplace. Additionally, companies need to stand apart from the competition and provide a unique value proposition to customers.
Tech Industry or Technology Enabled:
We look for companies that are either selling their technology to solve a problem or are substantially leveraging technology to provide their business with rapid scalability, significant efficiencies, and great profitability.
Top Notch & Passionate Team:
We seek out strong founders and formidable teams that have a big vision, the substance to get there, and the tenacity to break through brick walls. Entrepreneurs with a track record of success are especially desirable.
Companies must have an MVP (minimum viable product) with enough significant traction in the marketplace to show product-market fit. We prefer companies that are post-revenue but will consider pre-revenue companies with compelling traction partnerships.
We typically invest in Seed to Series A rounds. We prefer to invest prior to institutional capital because we know we add the most value at this stage.
Plan for a High Return on Investment:
We are looking for companies with the potential to return 10x or more on our original investment within 5 years.
The founders and their team must be open to feedback and respond well to advice. In addition to providing capital, we provide significant non-monetary assistance to our portfolio companies.
Connect Personally with Our Team:
The chemistry of mentoring relationships is not easy to describe, but it plays a role in our selection. We want to connect with the companies in which we invest given the mission of collaboration.
Host & Presented By
We are more than just Angel Investors. We are a community of experts that invest our time, expertise, and money in exchange for equity with the objective to perpetuate free enterprise, capitalism and support the entrepreneurial spirit while creating wealth, happiness and fulfillment for all those involved.