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2018 “Tuna Tank” – Pitch for Potential Funding

“Tuna Tank”© is a program providing an opportunity for clients of The Florida Women’s Business Center (FLWBC) and The Center

for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center) to pitch their business for potential funding to investors, banks, micro
lenders, alternative lenders and crowd-funders. This opportunity will take place during the 5th Annual Women’s Business Conference
on October 6, 2018. Only one business will be in the room at a time to Pitch. Pitch times will be posted the morning of the

Opportunity to Pitch: The FLWBC and TED Center realize the need for clients/small businesses to seek and obtain funding. This can
be an arduous and exhausting task which is why Tuna Tank © is being offered. This is not a guarantee of investment or funding, it is
an opportunity for clients to present their completed business plan and request for funding to a group of investors, funders, micro
lenders, alternative lenders, crowd-funders in one place at the same time.

To be considered to Pitch for funding you must…

            • Be an active client of the FLWBC or TED Center
            • Be registered as an attendee and completed payment for the October 5th Women’s Business Conference
            • Have a completed business plan and PowerPoint presentation containing a page for the request and use of funds

This Opportunity to Pitch is open only to:
            • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years of age
            • Owner(s) of small (less than 5 employees with annual revenues of $500,000 or less, for-profit businesses
                        registered with the State of Florida.

Steps to apply for the Opportunity to Pitch:

            1) Register for the conference on ($99.00) – Early bird discount of $75.00 ends on September 1st

            2) Call to request an application, you will receive an email containing the application, and ID number

            3) Complete application, pay the registration fee ($25.00)

            4) Mail 2 paper copies of the business plan NO more than 20 pages including attachments & a PowerPoint
                        presentation (no more than 5 pages including funding request & use of funds to:

                                                Florida Women’s Business Center
                                                2018 “Tuna Tank”© Opportunity to Pitch
                                                Application ID# ________________________
                                                401 W. Atlantic Ave., Ste. 09
                                                Delray Beach, FL 33444

            5) No application will be processed without a completed business plan included in the envelop

            6) Business plans will not be more than 20 pages including all attachments

            7) Applications will be accepted between June 25, 2018 and 12 noon on August 24, 2018.

            8) Those selected to Pitch will be notified on September 21, 2018. Each presentation to Investors and Funders will
                        be less than 7 minutes.

  Envelopes will be distributed during the reception to those who have garnered interest from Investors and Funders.

             No updates to business plans will be accepted once they have been submitted and received at the FLWBC office.

      Absolutely no refunds will be made for conference registration fee or application fee
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