IVY is teaming up with Gentleman Jack in their newest pitch competition, “The Pitch Distilled.”  Entrepreneurs in New York City, Chicago, and Miami are invited to submit a short 1-minute video telling the story behind their brand. Finalists will be invited to pitch their brand in front of a live audience at our for a chance to win $5,000.

And all of us will be there to judge! Members and friends will join us for Cocktail Celebration & Pitch Nights in each city to toast innovation and choose winners.

So what’s your story? We want to hear it!

Distill it down to the background of your business, how you got started, the perseverance, the lucky breaks, the hard lessons and more. What events led you to the insights that are going to take your vision to the next level? Tell us about the naysayers, the twists and turns in your journey that have brought you to where you are today. Distill your pitch, your passion and the stories of overcoming adversity that are unique to your experiences, the ones you don’t usually get to tell.

Shoot a distilled, 1-minute video of yourself giving your pitch. Tell us how your journey reflects the same values of entrepreneurship, honor, hospitality, philanthropy and ambition that Jack Daniel, the man, personified. Please mention your name, your company name and location. For further information and to submit your video, please visit their website.

  • Submission deadline for Miami, FL  is Monday, April 11, 2016.
  • Submission deadline for New York, NY is Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
  • Submission deadline for Chicago, IL is Friday, April 22, 2016.

Also, join IVY and our friends for our Cocktail Celebration & Pitch Night in New York, Chicago and Miami to judge the best submissions and toast to Jack Daniel and the innovative entrepreneurs in your area.

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