Swim With The Sharks Video Competition

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Judged by Daymond John himself! Star of ABC’s Shark Tank! Competition is for $2,500 and a chance to the be on the show.

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Video Pitch Competition as part of an Annual Dinner & Networking Mixer, where Daymond John is the featured speaker. Early-stage businesses will have an opportunity to compete for a first prize of $2,500 to help fund their new business idea.*

To enter the competition contestants are required to create a video three minutes in length or shorter telling how they would use the money to grow their business or move into a new stage. Each ‘pitch’ video will include something about the contestants, the type of business they operate and how they plan to use the prize money to launch their new idea product or service.


It is up to the public to cast their vote ‘yes or no’ to decide who moves on to the final round and a chance at the show. The judges will determine which companies are the top two vote getters and then select a “Wild Card” or third Competition finalist March 14th. Today marked the end of the contest deadline. A total of 20 entries will now have the opportunity to give their pitch and swim with a shark.

A wide range of companies are in the event. From window shades with zippers to hair product for the sistaz, the contestant pool has a great range of business diversity. The competition garners selection from the entire State of Delaware, well known for it’s pro business friendly attitude. Recently the University of Delaware initiated the Horn program in their Venture Development Center. It is designed to promote entrepreneurship amongst its students by providing business resources, office facilities, and guidance to help new ideas grow. Two entries in the contest are a result of UD’s progressive way of doing business and educating its students. They are;

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