Shark Tank investor swims into Miami
To find businesses
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.
On Our Radar
- Jennifer Lopez to perform free concert at Bayfront Park in support of Hillary Clinton
- Which Miami neighborhood will be the next to be ‘Art-Washed’?
- Five reasons to not give up on the Miami Heat
- Larsa and Scottie Pippen to divorce after 19 years
- Boo Madea star Tyler Perry: I don't like Halloween
- Florida has better taste in Halloween candy than most other states, says survey
- Phil Collins: 'I don’t like Miami particularly'
- DJ Irie gets put in the hot seat this Saturday at his own celebrity roast
- King Tide floods the streets of South Florida
- Jose Fernandez may get his own Miami street