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$300K Tap the Future contest open for entries


The Elebev team of Nestor Villalobos, Nick Boyce and Ben Potts with Steve Canal, manager of community commerce and partnerships for MillerCoors, after winning last year's Live Pitch Event at Tap The Future. 

Miller Lite Tap the Future is returning with Daymond John from Shark Tank to find the best businesses in the United States, give the owners some business advice and award them part of this year's $300,000 prize pool. Teams of entrepreneurs with original business ideas have until Sunday, April 6, to apply for a chance to win.

Think you can’t bring home some money in a national contest that garnered more than 2,000 entries last year? Talk to Miami-based Elebev.

Elebev was named as a Tap the Future finalist and won $20,000 for its business in the last competition. Founded by Nestor Villalobos, Elebev created Sfiro Premium Chillers, a product that creates transparent ice spheres that are served in a glass without any physical contamination.

To compete in Tap the Future, apply by April 6 at www.MLTaptheFuture.com.

Twenty-five semi-finalists will be selected to compete in live pitch events in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia. Miami’s event will be July 8. John and a panel of judges will select one business in each city to win $20,000 and advance to the national finals.

Posted March 28, 2014