American Dream Business’ announces the LIVE pilot television production of their business pitch competition on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Howard University 2201 Georgia Avenue Washington, DC from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. ‘American Dream Business’ pitch competition will travel across the U.S. hosting casting calls for business owners to pitch their business idea or concept.

Tour cities include Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami and Washington, DC with filming of each city episode in Washington, DC at The Historic Howard Theater in 2017. Cash prizes and a Microsoft computer device will be awarded on September 27th.

Contestants are invited to register to pitch their business at Casting Calls being held on September 10, 2016 from 12 noon- 3 pm and September 17, 2016 from 3pm – 6pm at the Microsoft store at Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va.. Idea MUST be original, No Direct Marketing or Franchises are allowed.

 To register for the September 10 and September 17 casting calls, click here

All contestants will be allowed 1 minute to pitch to American Dream Business Casting Director to include the following; concept, target market, funding, expected revenue. Top 20 contestants will be chosen to pitch at September 27th event.

The top 3 winners of September 27th will be invited to pitch at Washington, DC American Dream Business LIVE taping at The Historic Howard Theater in 2017 for Cash prizes.

Business icons serving as judges include Kimberly Bonner JD of New Day Consulting Systems, Warren Brown, Celebrity Chef at CakeLove, Dr. Leland Burge, Howard University Computer Science Professor, John Gloster JD, Howard University Office of General Counsel and Monique Greenwood, Chair of John H. Johnson Foundation.

‘American Dream Business’ Pitch Competition being held on September 27, 2016 is sponsored by Development Corporation of Columbia Heights (DCCH), DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Howard University, Barry Homes Inc. and Phoebe Marketing Group.