OMNIKAL 1st Annual Supply Chain Entrepreneur 'Pitch'
Southport, CT, February 17, 2017/ -
Omnikal has officially announced its "1st annual
Supply Chain Entrepreneur ' Pitch' " Contest.
What's is the Pitch Competition?
By now you might've figured out that we exist to
support entrepreneurs in achieving their goals to Go
Big. At this year's annual Business Summit, we
decided to ditch the boring panels and turn up the
energy with a live pitch competition - done our way!
Our goal with the first annual pitch competition is
to give our entrepreneurs a chance to pitch to and
be seen and heard by Fortune 1000 seasoned supply
What is supply chain management?
Click here to find out.
What's in it for participants?
The pitch competition is your opportunity to get
LIVE face time and exposure to the professionals and
organizations you might not normally have a chance
to be in front of. Our judges are all top executives
from Fortune 1000 organizations with supplier
that seek to include privately held companies within
their supply chain.
Contest participants will be featured contestants
through all our social media and marketing channels
leading up to the event, getting you maximum
exposure for you and your business.
Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second place
and third place Pitch winners along with resources
to move your idea to the next level.
First Place Cash Award: $5,500
Second Place Cash Award: $3,000
Third Place Cash Award: $1,500
Who should pitch?
The OMNIKAL Entrepreneur Pitch is for you if you
have an established business, have a proven
product-to-market fit and are making sales. It's
also for you if you are looking to grow to the next
level, get connected to and potentially do business
with Fortune 1000 companies.
The purpose your pitch is to...
Obtain attention from potential
partners and/or a particular Fortune 1000
Executives who could potentially include you in
their supplier inclusion initiative.
Get your audience to say, "Wow,
tell me more!!" You will need to prepare to
crush it with your presentation. (Do your
homework, research, prepare & do your best!)
During the Competition Sessions,
each presenter will be given 2 minutes to pitch
their business to the judges.
The judges have three (3) minutes
max to ask clarifying questions only. There will
be a thirty (30) second transition time for
judges to prepare for the next presenter.
Time will begin when the
presenter begins to speak and will expire in
exactly 2 minutes. Best to prepare your pitch to
conclude in less than 2 minutes.
What creates a winning pitch?
In addition to pitching the products/services you
provide and the major problem you solve,
make your pitch around these key points:
1. Clearly articulate the value you bring to an
organization's supply chain management and
stakeholders. A key criterion in being selected as a
supplier is value. But cost should not be the lone
driver; you should instead emphasize your track
record and results in:
Your reliability and
Strong customer service &
Partnership type approach to
building a relationship you value
Resource savings (hard and soft)
2. Having an outstanding track record of supplier
performance and with key relationships you have
worked hard for and with.
3. What differentiates you in your marketplace and
why this matters.
Official Contest Information & Rules
Contest is open to all Summit
All competitors must submit a 2
minute video of your pitch to be considered as
one of the top 10 finalists chosen, along with
pitch application form
you can access
- all applications & pre-screen video pitches
must be submitted for review before April 10th,
10 finalists will be chosen from
our competitor applicants to present their pitch
LIVE at the Summit for a chance to win! However,
even if you are not chosen as a finalist to
pitch LIVE, your 2 minute pitch video will be
featured on our blog, gaining exposure to all
Fortune 1000s and to our entire entrepreneur
community who are looking to connect with and do
business with you.
All submissions become the
property of Omnikal.com and you grant permission
for exclusive rights and use.
No outside audio/video equipment
will be allowed during LIVE pitch. All LIVE
presentations will be recorded and become the
property of Omnikal.com. However you will have a
chance to purchase video of your presentation!
Entrepreneurs have 2 minutes max
to pitch. Judges have 3 minutes max to ask
clarifying questions. Judges will determine all
Winners will be announced at the
Summit at the end of the competition and will
take part in a photo shoot upon receiving prize
3 Important things you must do NOW prior to the
You must register for the Omnikal
Summit prior to submitting your video pitch.
to register now.
to submit your pitch application and video. All
pitch submissions must be made before April 10,
Finalists will be notified no
later than May 5, 2017! Be prepared to come to
NYC and have a great experience!
Press Contacts: | Quantise Rodgers, Director of Supplier Inclusion | Kendra
Clarke, Public Relations Coordinator | Michelle Van
Otten, Chief Marketing Officer | Omnikal |
Contact US |
Since 1999, OMNIKAL is recognized as the "Gold
Standard of corporate excellence in diversity and
inclusion." OMNIKAL is the nation's largest
inclusive business organization representing the
voice of over 2,000,000 business owners, made up of
a wide variety of American companies including many
of the Fortune 100. Built to empower all
entrepreneurs through a powerful social B2B platform
that fuels real growth & success for all businesses.
The OMNIKAL mission and goal is to equalize, broaden
and level the playing field for both brands and an
increasingly varied vendor/supplier marketplace.
Facts sourced from the US Census Demographics and
other published sources, including Jeffery L. Bowman
with Jeremy Katz's book "Reframe The Marketplace:
The Total Market Approach To Reaching The New
Majority (Wiley 2015)