Local Entrepreneurs On ‘The HOT Seat’ May 20

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Brevard entrepreneurs pitch business concepts

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Founders Forum will present another edition of “The HOT Seat” on Tuesday, May 20 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

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The Founders Forum will present another edition of “The HOT Seat” on Tuesday, May 20 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

The HOT Seat provides selected contestants the opportunity to pitch their business concepts to a group of successful entrepreneurs – all in front of a live audience and all with the real prospect of attracting investors and with a top prize of $1,000.

Businesses that will be presenting include:

• Mike Jerue, Juice Car: JuiceCar was established to make electric vehicles available for everyone. Whether you want to avoid high gas prices, enjoy the environmental benefits of driving a zero-emissions vehicle, sample some cutting-edge technology, or you simply need to borrow a car, we can help!

• Travis Peres, Quix Bottle: Quix Bottle is a revolutionary baby bottle that keeps powder formula separate from water until the moment of need. When it comes time to feed your child, simply open the valve that separates the water from the formula, then twist and shake.

The Neon Tiki Tribe is a group of super-heroes that teach kids how to handle real-life problems (like bullying, lying, and pollution). The Neon Tiki Tribe is one of the only dyslexic-friendly children's book series in the world, helping the nearly 1 in 5 kids with dyslexic symptoms read easier.

The Neon Tiki Tribe is a group of super-heroes that teach kids how to handle real-life problems (like bullying, lying, and pollution). The Neon Tiki Tribe is one of the only dyslexic-friendly children’s book series in the world, helping the nearly 1 in 5 kids with dyslexic symptoms read easier.

• Greg Devlin, Neon Tiki Tribe: The Neon Tiki Tribe is a group of super-heroes that teach kids how to handle real-life problems (like bullying, lying, and pollution). The Neon Tiki Tribe is one of the only dyslexic-friendly children’s book series in the world, helping the nearly 1 in 5 kids with dyslexic symptoms read easier.

• Naomi Wilson, Chad Wilson & Lynne Mills, Swift Shopper: Swift Shopper is a shopping app for IOS or Android that eliminates lines and hassle at ANY retail store with a hand held scanner. Scan your items, checkout and go, in a fraction of the time it takes to checkout the traditional way!

Hayworth Chaney & Thomas P.A., Pizza Gallery & Grill LLC, Wells Fargo Advisors and Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology are the sponsors for the evening.

In addition, during the event, the following awards will be presented:

• Sherry Acanfora-Ruohamaki, K9 Kampus: U.S. Small Business Administration’s Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year, South Florida district

Beth Gitlin

Beth Gitlin

Moses Harvin

Moses Harvin

• Beth Gitlin, Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech: U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Advocate of the Year, State of Florida and South Florida district

• Moses Harvin, American Services Technology, Inc.: U.S. Small Business Administration’s Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year, State of Florida and South Florida district

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