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Shark Tank Rockford Style: 2015 FastPitch Competition Announced

It’s hard to believe that this year’s event will be the 9th annual FastPitch Competition! It will be held on Wednesday, June 17 at NIU-Rockford and is open to the public at 5:00 PM. Over the past eight years, we’ve had an average of 48 people compete annually; totaling nearly 400 presenters. Following are comments from our 2014 FastPitch Competition winners. Tracie Burress, our first place winner, said, “Competing in the EIGERlab’s FastPitch Competition has been truly invaluable to every aspect of my SockTABs business. When I first entered the EIGERlab, I only had an idea or concept in mind. After working closely with the engineers to perfect a prototype, we successfully competed in the FastPitch Competition against 34 would-be entrepreneurs. My husband and I took home top prize and won $5K that we used to launch our business. The amount of exposure that our business received because of this victory is immeasurable. Not a week goes by without someone mentioning the media coverage we received from our FastPitch Competition victory.

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