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How to watch the 9th Annual Swim with the Sharks competition

For the second year, the Emerging Enterprise Center's annual pitch competition will be televised and livestreamed.

2020 "sharks" Gayle Dillman, Katey Evans and Bob Beichner. (Screenshot)

In 2020, the Emerging Enterprise Center’s Swim With the Sharks pitch competition pivoted from a luncheon event for the business community to a televised event accessible to all last year, when in-person events were restricted due to COVID-19. While many in-person events have returned in post-vaccine 2021, this one — with a name that nods to the popular ABC TV series “Shark Tank,” which made the VC pitch a spectator sport — is staying in its televised format, at least for one more year.

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., you can watch three Delaware entrepreneurs compete for $10,000 and prizes on NCCTV channel 22 (Comcast) and channel 29 (Verizon), or livestreamed via the EEC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The four finalists are:

All finalists will receive a one-year membership to the NCC Chamber and a professional promotional pitch clip by King Creative. In addition to the grand prize package, finalists will also compete for the $1,500 People’s Choice Award.

This year, it will feature final round judges Chris L. Kenny, Esq., president and CEO at The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware; Stephanie Eldridge, cofounder of Code Differently; and Northern Delaware growth coach Bruce Rushton.

Check out the teaser here:

Companies: New Castle County Chamber of Commerce

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