Pet Connections Expo to Host Bark Your Biz Competition



Pet Connections Expo announced a collaboration with Bark Your Biz by producing a live “elevator pitch” competition that is not about begging investors for funding, but instead gives participating entrepreneurs the experience of pitching before an expert panel and live audience.


Bark Your Biz will happen on Wednesday, October 3 as a live, on-stage competition among five entrepreneur “Barkers,” each of whom will give a three-minute timed elevator pitch, followed by questions from the panel and hosts. The panel will score the pitches and products presented. Winners will receive valuable business intelligence in the form of expert consults provided by the hosts and panelists offering advice on branding, website evaluations, digital marketing support and retail marketing strategies.


Bark Your Biz was created by Anthony and Amanda Bennie, the hosts of Bennie & The Pets, a podcast radio show known for its irreverent insider take on the pet industry. The hosts are also co-founders of Clear Conscience Pet, a pet nutrition company. 


“Bark Your Biz is like Shark Tank, American Idol and Jeopardy all in one exciting and fast-moving program,” said Anthony Bennie. “We are psyched to take it to the next level at Pet Connections Expo, the newest and by far the most innovative tradeshow in the pet products industry.”


Contestants will be chosen by the hosts and panelists. To be considered, it is required that interested entrepreneurs be 2018 exhibitors at Pet Connections Expo. They also must be pet industry brand owners or senior executives. Applicants must email and explain who they are, what they do and why they want to participate.


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