Over 50 Applications Received for the 3rd Annual Venture Sharks Competition

April 10, 2012 – Louisville, KY – Venture Connectors will be hosting the 3rd Annual Venture Sharks Nurse Sharks “Preliminary Bait” round on April 18, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of Bingham, Greenebaum, Doll; 101 South Fifth Street; 35th floor; Louisville, KY.  This round of the competition is open to the public at no charge.

This year, Venture Connectors received over 50 applications from entrepreneurs.  The Venture Sharks committee reviewed each application and chose the top 10 big ideas for the first round of the competition.

On April 18, 2012, 10 entrepreneurs will have 3 minutes to pitch their ideas to a team of judges.  The judges will have 2 minutes ask questions about each of the business ideas. Together with the audience, the judges will then cast their votes.  The top 4 ideas will go “swim with the great white sharks” in the final round of competition.

The final “Shark Bait” round will be held on May 2nd, 2012 at the Venture Connectors’ Luncheon Meeting at the Ali Center in Louisville, KY.  The judges will ask the finalists questions about the marketability of their ideas.  Together, the judges and the audience will select the winning idea.  Only one entrepreneur will win the Grand Prize of at least $5,000.  Attendees will need to RSVP for the final round at: ventureconnectors.org.  Non-members of Venture Connectors will be charged $45 when they RSVP.

Sponsors of the 3rd Annual Venture Sharks Nurse Shark competition are: Bingham, Greenebaum, Doll; the Network of Entrepreneurial Women; and the Cardinal Venture Club.  More information about Venture Sharks and the Nurse Shark sponsors can be found at: www.venturesharks.org.