KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 29, 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 August 27 Finals Show. Qurate, from St. Louis, Missouri (www.qurate.net), and presented by Founder Ryan O'Neil, received the most votes from the nationwide audience.
Voting set an all-time record for Dream Big America, which included two other finalists, Shea Radiance from Columbia, Maryland (www.shearadiance.com), and Sanitation Creations from Raleigh, North Carolina (www.sanitationcreations.com).
"The most votes ever! These finals contestants bring solutions to our country and people around the world," said Doug Stephan, host of Dream Big America. "Congratulations to Qurate, who gave a very impressive pitch and has a terrific technical application."
NEW CONTESTANTS ANNOUNCED
Immediately after the announcement of this week's winner, Dream Big America announced the three contestants for the September 3 show. The contestants for the September Week One show are:
Sportifik (www.sportifik.com), based in Los Angeles, California, allows amateur athletes and avid sports fans to easily organize their sporting activities. Co-founder Marco Franzoni will present Sportifik's two-minute pitch.
Chaheati (www.chaheati.com), based in Columbia, Alabama, designs and develops heated outdoor seating that is cordless, lightweight and collapsible. Presenting Chaheati's two-minute pitch will be Co-Founder ReAnna Smith.
Fannect (www.fannect.me), based in Kansas City, Missouri, developed an app that allows sports fans to connect and measure their fandom. Presenting Fannect's two-minute pitch will be Co-Founder Will Coatley.
PRIZE PACKAGE ANNOUNCED
The Prize package for the August 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, are contributing a reserved seat for their online FastTrac® NewVenture™ course (www.fasttrac.org) (nml.affiliate.fasttrac.org).
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).
DVS Group, in New York and Leawood, Kansas, is a lower and middle market merger and acquisition firm. (www.thedvsgroup.com).
Doug Stephan's Good Day Show, in Boston, Massachusetts, contributing cash and radio advertising (www.dougstephan.com).
"These prize package sponsors have provided tremendous resources for our Dream Big America Finals' Champions. They are committed to helping entrepreneurs and we appreciate their contribution to these amazing startups," 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.
SOURCE Dream Big America