October 20, 2021
Aztec Capital Management LLC is pleased to sponsor the Youngstown Business Incubator’s (“YBI”) 2 nd Annual “Shark Tank” event, which invites businesses and entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a live audience in order to gain exposure and potential investment.
The 2019 Shark Tank event showcased the best entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the Mahoning Valley. Over 50 regional startups applied, and the final 10 contestants were asked to share their 90 second pitch in front of potential investors and attendees. Of the companies who pitched, 70% were either women or minority owned, and as a direct result of the 2019 event, there was $1M+ of follow-on investments and additional funding.
“We are proud to be partnering with YBI in its mission to showcase entrepreneurship and innovation while promoting economic development across the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio,” said Michael Bushey, Managing Partner at Aztec Capital.
If you have a startup that you want to pitch for YBI’s Shark Tank, you can apply on their website.
The actual Shark Tank event is October 28 at Waypoint 4180, and the community is welcome to attend. The cost is $75 per ticket, which can also be bought on their website.