KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 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 EST, announced today the November Dream Big Champion is Nutpods (www.Nutpods.com) from Irvine, CA.
Madeline Haydon, founder of Nutpods, initially pitched and won on the November 12th Dream Big America Show. Nutpods then advanced to the Finals Show on November 26th, where it was voted the Dream Big Champion for the month of November from the national audience, garnering the most votes over two other weekly winners, Paper Clouds Apparel and Bare Mixers.
Nutpods will receive a prize package that includes support and resources up to $20,000 to aid their startup. Nutpods is a portable, wholesome, dairy-free creamer made from almonds and coconuts.
December's competition will highlight the Get In The Ring Competition: The American Startup Clash. Get In The Ring is a startup pitch competition founded by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. It has exploded in popularity in the United States and brings the world's most promising entrepreneurs together with those who can help them succeed and inspire others to start their entrepreneurial journeys. This month of Dream Big America will feature 9 finalists and semifinalists from the American Get In The Ring competition. Additionally, the Kauffman Foundation (www.kauffman.org) and Sprint (www.sprint.com), primary corporate sponsors of the Get In The Ring Competition, will be present throughout this month's competition as Expert Panelists and supporters of the startup contestants. The contestants for the first week of December's Dream Big America competition are MANA Nutrition, Travefy and weeSpring.
MANA Nutrition, from Matthews, North Carolina, will be presented by Mark Moore, the CEO (www.MANANutrition.org). MANA produces ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Travefy, from Lincoln, Nebraska, will be presented by CEO and Co-Founder David Chait (www.Travefy.com). Travefy makes it easy to solve the coordination headaches of group travel.
weeSpring from New York, New York will be presented by Allyson Downey, the CEO and Co-Founder (www.weeSpring.com). weeSpring helps parents collect advice from their friends about everything they need for their family.
"Congratulations to Madeline Haydon and the Nutpods team!" said Doug Stephan, host of Dream Big America. "We're excited to continue the momentum of Get In The Ring into December. We have an amazing lineup of contestants!"
Dream Big America (www.DreamBigAmerica.us) airs each Tuesday at 9:10am to 9:40am EST on Doug Stephan's Good Day Program, syndicated to over 500 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 10:00am EST and continues for 28 hours until 2:00pm EST 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 Dream Big America Show features three entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas for two minutes each, followed by an expert panelist who offers feedback and suggestions. Tapping into the surging entrepreneurial movement spreading across the country, Dream Big America strives to educate and support startups, 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 startup ventures for consideration to the Dream Big America selection committee.
For more information about the Dream Big America competition or to schedule an interview with any of the Dream Big America participants please call Beth Chapman at 816.835.0306 or email.
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Beth Chapman, Dream Big America
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