Dream Big America Announces July Dream Big Champion; Looky Loo Light Wins Extremely Tight Contest, Receives Prize Package Valued at Over $19,000 Voting "Too Close To Call" Until Final Minutes; New Slate of Contestants Announced for August 6 Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dream Big America, the first-ever live nationally syndicated radio show pitting startup business ventures against each other, and broadcast on Doug Stephan's Good Day Show (www.dougstephan.com) each Tuesday at 9:10 am EDT, announced today the winner from the July 30 Finals Show. Looky Loo Light, from Kansas City, Missouri (www.lookyloolight.com), and presented by CEO Allison Carenza, received the most votes from the nationwide audience. Voting was extremely close, with only 0.27% separating the first and second place contestants.

Voting was intense for the first-ever Dream Big America Finals Show, which included two other contestants, Bawte from Des Moines, Iowa (www.bawte.com), and myEDmatch form Kansas City, Missouri (www.myEDmatch.com).

"Each presenter really brought their 'A' game," said Doug Stephan, host of Dream Big America. "Congratulations to Looky Loo Light, who bested two amazing startup companies in myEDmatch and Bawte. All three of these companies are terrific and America will benefit immensely by supporting these innovators and helping them get into our communities."


Immediately after the announcement of this week's winner, Dream Big America announced the three contestants for the August 6 show. The contestants for the August Week One show are:

Tutor Universe (www.tutoruniverse.com), based in Iowa City, Iowa, is a social marketplace for learning that enables students and tutors to collaborate. Co-founder Michael Morrison will present Tutor Universe's two-minute pitch.

Qurate (www.qurate.net), based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a mobile-first iPhone application that lets you better connect with each of your closest friendships. Presenting Qurate's two-minute pitch will be CEO Ryan O'Neil.

Trellie (www.trellie.com), based in Kansas City, Missouri, builds innovative technology solutions for women and their families that save time, provide peace of mind and enable better communication. Presenting Trellie's two-minute pitch will be Co-Founder Claude Aldridge.


The Prize package for the July Finals Show was announced live today on the Good Day Show during the winner's announcement. The package includes cash and resources exceeding $19,000. Companies sponsoring the winning prize package are:

eReleases in Baltimore, Maryland, contributing their Personal Publicist Program (www.ereleases.com).

Kauffman FastTrac, in Kansas City, Missouri, and their affiliate partner National Marketing and Learning, contributing a reserved seat for their online FastTrac® NewVenture™ course (www.fasttrac.org) (http://fasttrac.org/entrepreneurs/programs/FastTrac-NewVenture.aspx).

Lynda.com is contributing a one-year premium membership (www.lynda.com).

Remar, Inc., in Lebanon, Tennessee, contributing manufacturing and distribution expert guidance (www.remarinc.com).

The Nutrition Capital Network, in San Diego, California, contributing five hours of meetings with Angel and Venture Capital firms and advisors (www.nutritioncapital.com).

27 Global, in Overland Park, Kansas, contributing cash and expert web development services (www.27global.com).

Ingenium I/O, in Maryland, contributing branding expertise (www.ingeniumio.com).

Karuna Media, in Kansas City, Missouri, contributing cash and paid search and advertising expertise (www.karunamedia.com).

Doug Stephan's Good Day Show, in Boston, Massachusetts, contributing cash and radio advertising (www.dougstephan.com).

"This is a robust and substantial package for Dream Big America Finals' winners. We are committed to providing them with the resources they need to be successful," Stephan said.

Dream Big America (www.DreamBigAmerica.us) airs each Tuesday at 9:10am EDT on Doug Stephan's Good Day Program, syndicated to 485 markets across the United States with a weekly listening audience of 3.5 million. In addition to being broadcast on the radio, the Dream Big America Show can be heard via live podcast on the DreamBigAmerica.us website.

Voting begins immediately after the show at approximately 10:00 am EDT and continues for 28 hours until 2:00 pm EDT each Wednesday. Voting is by text (Text DBA to 612-22-DREAM (612-223-7326) once voting is live or via the DreamBigAmerica.us website.

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Media Contacts:
Beth Chapman, 816.835.0306, Email, Dream Big America
Barbara Pruitt, 816.932.1288, Email, Kauffman Foundation
Thomas Aarts, 619.295.7685 ext. 18, Email, Nutrition Capital Network

SOURCE Dream Big America


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