Earlier this year, The UPS Store made a call to action for small business owners across the country to submit their best pitch to win a cash prize. Kicking off during Small Business Week more than 2,000 individuals responded to the nationwide call for online pitch submissions. Thousands voted online to narrow a field of 10 semi-finalists to then the top 3 finalists who competed at the live Small Biz Salute Pitch Off event.
Three female entrepreneurs met in Detroit and faced a live audience and pitched their business to an all-star panel of small business experts including Bravo TV host Tabatha Coffey, Detroit's own five-time tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner, Wolverines alum and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones, and Inc. Magazine executive editor Jon Fine. Each contestant presented and answer questions from the judges on the spot. After a competitive round of live pitching, Bryanne Leeming, founder and CEO of Unruly Studios, won $25,000 and an editorial feature in Inc. Magazine for her STEM-focused small business.
Read all about Bryanne and her business HERE.