UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 7, 2016 – BUZZ POPS TAKES 2nd PLACE at CIS16
Riding an overwhelming wave of support, Buzz Pop Cocktails secured a first place finish in the public voting portion of the Crowd Invest Summit pitch competition. As a result of their top five finish, Buzz Pop Cocktails won the right to take part in a live pitch session in front of five, highly successful investors. Moderated by Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank), Co-Founder of the Venture Partners Fund the panel included: Venture Partners Co-Founder Phil Nadel along with Angel and VC investors Dan Fleyshman, Mike Panesis, Jim Andelman and David Siemer.
The live pitch session provided each company three minutes to share their product followed by a three minute Q&A with the panel. Once the pitches were completed, Buzz Pop Cocktails was awarded a 2nd place finish behind Fanwide.
Buzz Pop Cocktails CEO Joseph Isaacs had the following to say, “We are extremely proud of our entire team that worked on the pitch and helped formulate our winning presentation as well as having the opportunity to pitch Buzz Pop Cocktails to a panel of successful investors at Crowd Invest Summit in Los Angeles.” “Spending time with James Altucher and Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec made the trip worth while”, he adds.
The exhibit hall gave Buzz Pops the first public opportunity to gauge feedback on both the company, the investment opportunity and the product. The responses from investors, fellow exhibitors, crowdfunding platforms, the pitch panel and the media was overwhelming. Buzz Pops was featured on two podcasts that are due to be released the week of December 12, 2016 as well. Photos and video to follow soon.
To celebrate their success at the Crowd Invest Summit, Buzz Pop Cocktails culminated their trip to Los Angeles with a star-studded, VIP tasting event.
Buzz Pop Cocktails led from start to finish in winning the Crowd Invest Summit pitch contest amassing four THOUSAND more votes than the nearest competitor. Out of 30,000+ total votes cast for the 35 companies competing, Buzz Pops had solidified over 30% of those votes. Joseph Isaacs, Buzz Pop Cocktails CEO, after receiving the news stated, “We at Buzz Pops are honored and humbled to have won this contest by so many votes and be chosen to present our unique business to such a panel of successful investors and to have the chance to mingle with Robert Herjevac from Shark Tank. This will be an opportunity that money can’t buy and we wish to thank all of our fans worldwide. We couldn’t have done it without all of your help!”
As a result of their top five finish, Buzz Pop Cocktails won the right to take part in a live pitch session in front of five, highly successful investors. Moderated by the Co-Founder of the Barbara Corcoran (from Shark Tank) Venture Partners Fund and an illustrious panel of investors include: Venture Partners Co-Founder Phil Nadel along with Angel and VC investors Dan Fleyshman, Mike Panesis, Jim Andelman and David Siemer.
In the spirit of crowd-sourcing, the winners of the pitch contest were chosen by the number of upvotes that their company has received during the period of the contest. Over the course of three weeks, over 30,000 votes came in and in the end, 20 companies were invited to exhibit at Crowd Invest Summit and the top five will pitch to our panel, in front of a live audience.
Why host a pitch panel at a crowd-investing conference? Because we believe that the future of fundraising will be a hybrid betweet “old school” Angel and VC funding and crowd investments.
Join Buzz Pop Cocktails on December 8th, 2016, as they bring the ability to “Lick your way to paradise” to Los Angeles! Learn More about the Crowd Invest Summit Pitch Competition
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