National radio show has local tie, features up and coming entrepreneurs

By JOSHUA PHILLIPS
and CAROLANNE MURRAY

Northeast News
July 8, 2013

A new radio show, with the help of a famed radio talk show host and two major partnerships, will give exposure to emerging entrepreneurs.

The first ever live, nationally-syndicated radio show, Dream Big America, has partnered with Kansas City’s Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and San Diego-based Nutrition Capital Network to give exposure to up and coming entrepreneurs. Dream Big America will be aired on famed radio host Doug Stephan’s Good Day program each Tuesday from 9:10 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Eastern Time. The first Dream Big America show will air live Tuesday, July 9.

Each Tuesday, three entrepreneurs will have two minutes each to explain their ideas to a rotating panel of judges comprised of business leaders. The judges will provide advice and the listeners will vote to determine each week’s winner which will be announced two days later on Thursday. The weekly winners will advance to the monthly finals where they will compete against the rest of the month’s weekly winners to determine the winner of the month. The finals round for July will be aired Tuesday, July 30, and the winner of July will be announced Thursday, Aug. 1.

“If you have an idea, if you have a concept, you can make your dream come true,” said Elizabeth Chapman, partner with Dream Big America. “The idea is to give them the tools and resources to catapult their business.”

Although Stephan’s Good Day program reaches 485 markets throughout the United States and more than 3.5 million weekly listeners, Kansas City is not one of those markets. However, Kansas Citians interested in listening to the program may listen to the Dream Big America podcasts online at www.dreambigamerica.us. To vote for each week’s winner, send a text to 612-22-DREAM (612-223-7326) or vote online at www.dreambigamerica.us.

Look for a more in-depth article in this week’s print edition of Northeast News, which also highlights one of Kansas City’s own up and coming entrepreneurs who will be featured on the radio show this Tuesday.

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