Diverse Businesses, National Footprint Highlight First Slate of Contestants. Winner to Move on to Finals Round at End of the Month
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dream Big America, the first-ever live nationally syndicated radio show pitting vetted entrepreneur ideas against each other, announced today its inaugural line-up of entrepreneurs for the debut show. Dream Big America airs on Doug Stephan’s Good Day Show in 485 markets on Tuesday, July 9 at 9:10 am EDT to 9:40 am EDT. (www.dreambigamerica.us). The first three entrepreneurs selected to present are:
Conscious Box (www.consciousbox.com), based in Portland, Oregon, enables customers to discover healthier, environmentally focused products by sending a monthly sample box of 10-20 products to a subscriber’s front door. Presenting Conscious Box’s two-minute pitch will be CEO Patrick Kelly, Jr.
myEDmatch (www.myEDmatch.com), based in Kansas City, Missouri, is a job-matching site for educators that connects schools and teachers with shared missions, beliefs, and goals. CEO Alicia Herald will present myEDmatch’s two-minute pitch.
Stemulation (www.stemulation.com), based in Aliso Viejo, California, is the first luxury skin care product that uses adult Mesenchymal stem cells to rejuvenate the skin. Presenting Stemulation’s two-minute pitch will be President and CEO Laurie Nicoll.
“What a powerhouse group of entrepreneurs for the Dream Big America inaugural show,” said long-time radio personality and host, Doug Stephan. “We are coming out of the blocks with a bang. Each one of these new ventures is very impressive in their own right. I can’t wait to see how America will vote between these three companies. It will be a very exciting first show.”
Dream Big America airs each Tuesday at 9:10am to 9:40am EDT on Doug Stephan’s Good Day Program (www.dougstephan.com), syndicated to 485 markets across the United States with a weekly listening audience of 3.5 million. In addition to being broadcast on the radio, the Dream Big America Show can be heard via live podcast on the DreamBigAmerica.us website.
Voting begins immediately after the show at approximately 10:00 am EDT and continues for 28 hours until 2:00 pm EDT each Wednesday. Voting is by text (Text DBA to 612-22-DREAM (612-223-7326 once voting is live) or via the DreamBigAmerica.us website. The winner of each weekly show is announced each Thursday on the Good Day Show at 9:50am EDT.
Each weekly winner faces off in the Finals Show on the last Tuesday of each month. The national audience again votes for its favorite business venture, and the Finals winner receives cash, support and resources for their business.
The Dream Big America Show features three entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas for two minutes each, followed by a rotating panel of three acclaimed business leaders who offer feedback and suggestions. Tapping into the surging entrepreneurial movement spreading across the country, Dream Big America strives to educate and support start-ups, all while providing an exciting venue for America to choose which new businesses it wants to see hit the market.
Dream Big America partners with the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (www.kauffman.org) and its 1 Million Cups (www.1millioncups.com) startup education program, and the San Diego-based Nutritional Capital Network (www.nutritioncapital.com). Each organization supports the show by providing vetted start-up ventures for consideration to the Dream Big America selection committee.