By Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – May is Small Business Month and a local non-profit is giving business owners a shot at high dollar angel investors Saturday in its annual pitch competition.READ MORE: Investigation Underway After 2-Alarm Fire Leaves Man Dead, 2 Firefighters Injured
“It’ll be sort of like a ‘Shark Tank’ experience where they can decide ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to invest in their company,” says Pamela Rich-Wheeler, the executive director of the Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise in Mount Airy.
She says the “Enterprising Woman” Forum and Pitch Competition will give three women entrepreneurs a shot at presenting their business ideas to judges. And the winner gets access to individuals who could invest anywhere from $1,000 to $50,000, or possibly more.READ MORE: 20-Year-Old Man Dead, Another Injured After Shooting In North Philadelphia
“These are investors that have projects that they’ve already invested in. They’re looking for deals. They’re looking for individuals that have concrete sales and experience and a management team,” says Rich-Wheeler.
The event will also include panelists who will teach business owners how to secure A-list clients and capitol.
The event takes place at DeVry University in Fort Washington.
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