Shark Tank investor Daymond John listened to entrepreneurs pitch for a chance to win $20,000 Tuesday night at Nikki Beach as part of Miller Lite Tap the Future, “the competition that helps great friends start great ventures.”
Three attendees were randomly selected to pitch their business on the spot. The crew of judges included Wifredo Fernandez, CEO of The LAB Miami, and Neal Gottlieb and Sadie Ash Boggs, co-owners of Three Twins Ice Cream.
Three teams from Illinois and one team from Alabama presented their ideas, but at the end it was Derrius Quarles and Ras Asan who swept away the judges with Million Dollar Scholar.
Quarles and Asan will receive $20,000 for their business and advance to the final round of Miller Lite Tap the Future to compete for the grand prize of $200,000.
Miami entrepreneur Dawn Dickson won $500 after pitching her business FLAT OUT, rollable emergency flats to ease consumers’ soles after hours in heels.