Dream Big America Weekly Winner Announced; myEDmatch Advances to Finals Show on July 30 Next Slate of Three Contestants Announced for July 16 Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dream Big America, the first-ever live nationally syndicated radio show pitting start-up 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 9 debut show. myEDmatch from Kansas City, Missouri (www.myedmatch.com), and presented by CEO Alicia Herald, received the most votes from the nationwide audience. myEDmatch is a job-matching site for educators that connects schools and teachers with shared missions, beliefs, and goals.

Voting was robust for the inaugural show, which included two other contestants, Conscious Box from Portland, Oregon (www.consciousbox.com), and Stemulation from Aliso Viejo, California (www.stemulation.com). The competition was tight in strong voting.

"All three companies were really impressive," said long-time radio personality and host Doug Stephan. "I had no idea how America would vote, but I knew it would be close. The response from listeners, and the number of votes cast, proved how engaged the audience was. Congratulations to myEDmatch. They have a great product and should be tough to beat on the Finals Show July 30th."

Immediately after the announcement of this week's winner, Dream Big America announced its next slate of three entrepreneur contestants for the July 16 show. The three business ventures selected to present are:

The ReWall Company (www.rewallmaterials.com), based in Des Moines, Iowa is the first US company to manufacture 100% recycled composite panels and ceiling tiles from beverage cartons and their components. CEO David Phillips will present The ReWall Company's two-minute pitch.

Looky Loo Light (www.lookyloolight.com), based in Kansas City, Missouri, was created to provide photographers of all skill levels the ability to achieve the impossible; capture the attention of children during a photo shoot. Presenting Looky Loo Light's two-minute pitch will be CEO Allison Carenza.

Froovie (www.froovieorganics.com), based in Sunnyvale, California, is the first certified organic beverage which combines organic fruits, vegetables, and ancient grains with functional liquids into a refreshing drinkable snack. Presenting Froovie's two-minute pitch will be CEO Eric Quick.

Dream Big America (www.DreamBigAmerica.us) airs each Tuesday at 9:10am to 9:40am 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. The winner of each weekly show is announced every Thursday on the Good Day Show at 9:50am EDT.

Each weekly winner faces off in the Finals Show on the last Tuesday of each month. The national audience again votes for its favorite business venture, and the Finals winner receives cash, support and resources for their business.

The Dream Big America Show features three entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas for two minutes each, followed by a rotating panel of three acclaimed business leaders who offer feedback and suggestions. Tapping into the surging entrepreneurial movement spreading across the country, Dream Big America strives to educate and support start-ups, all while providing an exciting venue for America to choose which new businesses it wants to see hit the market.

Dream Big America partners with the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (www.kauffman.org) and its 1 Million Cups (www.1millioncups.com) startup education program, and the San Diego-based Nutritional Capital Network (www.nutritioncapital.com). Each organization supports the show by providing vetted start-up ventures for consideration to the Dream Big America selection committee.

Dream Big America online:

Doug Stephan Show:

The ReWall Company online:

Looky Loo Light online:

Froovie online:

myEDmatch online:

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

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SOURCE Dream Big America


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