Daymond John to headline Miller Lite Tap the Future pitch event Tuesday in Miami Beach

The Miller Lite Tap the Future business plan competition is back for its third year, returning to Miami Beach and other U.S. cities for its Live Pitch Event tour.

Next week, fFive semifinalists from the Southeast will pitch in front of a live audience for a chance to win $20,000 and a chance to compete for a $200,000 grand prize. The entrepreneurs will be judged and receive feedback from Daymond John from ABC’s Shark Tank and others.

The event on Tuesday evening at The Fillmore Miami Beach is open to consumers 21 and older who RSVP at Three randomly selected entrepreneurs in the audience will get the chance to deliver a one-minute business pitch and receive judges’ feedback. The best impromptu pitch will $500.

“Having done my fair share of business pitching and evaluating the pitches of others, I’ve gathered a lot of expertise in this area that I always like passing along to the emerging entrepreneurs in this competition,” said Daymond John, investor, author and business mogul. “The Miller Lite Tap the Future program is a great learning experience for the contestants where they practice the art of pitching to an investor, networking and putting together a solid business plan. It’s also a great launching pad for the winning businesses, as the grants are given free and clear. Miller Lite takes no equity from the companies, which is a big deal for entrepreneurs.”

Nancy Dahlberg