'Shark Tank' style competition back for second year
Competition aims to help local businesses increase reach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Small Business Breakthrough reality show contest is back for its second year.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Web.com have teamed up for this "Shark Tank" style competition that aims to help local businesses increase their reach.
News4Jax followed some of the contestants who pitched their products in "The Cage" this year.
Contestants who make it to phase two of the contest get to pitch their products to a panel of judges.
"I think it went pretty well. I was definitely nervous," said Four Seasons Filters contestant, Ronnie Drawey. "The time I had to prep myself, I think it went well. I hope it turns out for me."
Tyler Brown of Web.com said it's a win-win for all of the contestants, and for big businesses in Jacksonville.
"Our company is all about helping small businesses grow and succeed online. So Jax is our headquarter town," Brown said. "Having so many good ideas in town, so many passionate business owners, have a chance for one winner to really thrive, and rise to new levels."
Finalists will get to pitch their products on the TV show for winnings with a combined value of more than a quarter-million dollars.
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