5 Minute Pitch
5 Minute Pitch
Greg Mercer, Steve Chou, Mike Jackness, Scott Voelker, Liz Saunders
Five Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs pitched their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of experts, and after a tough competition five finalists are pitching their businesses to a panel of seven judges LIVE in Miami, FL.
Finale - $50k Winner Announcement
The judges discuss and vote for the $50k winner! ** This episode is sponsored by Klaviyo. If you truly want to grow your ecommerce business it will only happen in one way—by building real, quality, customer relationships. Most marketing software promises this but will never deliver. Klaviyo on the other hand is different. Klaviyo helps you build meaningful customer relationships by listening to and understanding cues from your customers, allowing you to turn that information into valuable marketing messages. That’s why 10,000+ innovative brands have switched to Klaviyo. Website: https://klaviyo.com IG: @Klaviyo FB: @Klaviyo Twitter: @Klaviyo **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jul 2, 2019
17 min
Finals American Cuckoo Clock with Jodie Davis
Jodie Davis is the founder of American Cuckoo Clock! Initially a quilter enthusiast, TV host, and author, Jodie began her career into cuckoo clocks in 2006 with a visit to one of the most renown cuckoo clock makers in Germany. Since that time, Jodie has created a successful business from the ground up, making beautiful and timeless cuckoo clocks that her customers LOVE. **Sponsored by Avalara** **Sponsored by - Avalara** If you dread sales tax compliance then its time to take advantage of Avalara’s powerful tax automation technology. Avalara simplifies sales tax with real-time tax rate calculations and automatic return filing. Avalara’s software easily integrates with your accounting, e-commerce and marketplaces, so it couldn’t be easier. In fact, Jungle Scout uses Avalara, and getting setup was a breeze. Join over 20,000 businesses already automating sales tax compliance. You can find out more at Avalara.com. Website: https://avalara.com Instaram: @Avalara Facebook: @Avalara **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jul 2, 2019
11 min
Finals Party in a Box with Amanda Wittenborn
Amanda Wittenborn is the creator of Amanda Creation and Party in a Box! Amanda has a passion for parties, and after never being satisfied with off-the-shelf party decorations, she decided to create her own. That idea has grown and she has designed an all-in-one solution to provide on-the-go moms with everything they need to create a customized Pinterest-worthy party right out of the box Website: https://www.AmandaCreation.com This episode is sponsored by Payability. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have the right product, the perfect Amazon strategy, but all you need is cash? Payability is a financing company on a mission to give ecommerce sellers fast, flexible access to capital. They’re unique because approval is based on your seller account health and sales performance instead of your credit AND you can get your money in less than 24 hours. If you’re tired of banks not taking you seriously because you’re a small business selling online and want to get your inventory to Amazon before the competition, visit “go.payability.com/pitch” to get a $200 sign on bonus and discounted fees. Website: http://go.payability.com/Pitch IG: @getpayability FB:@getpayability Twitter: @getpayability **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jul 2, 2019
12 min
Final Click and Carry with Kim Meckwood
Kimberly Meckwood had a dream to replace her awesome boyfriend who carried her groceries, so she designed the Click and Carry. With initial success on QVC, she has sold over 300k units, but then hit a financial bump and had to return to the corporate world. In this episode she discusses how the $50k prize money will push her business back into the entrepreneur life. Website: https://clickandcarry.com Instagram: @ClickandCarry **Sponsored by - Avalara** If you dread sales tax compliance then its time to take advantage of Avalara’s powerful tax automation technology. Avalara simplifies sales tax with real-time tax rate calculations and automatic return filing. Avalara’s software easily integrates with your accounting, e-commerce and marketplaces, so it couldn’t be easier. In fact, Jungle Scout uses Avalara, and getting setup was a breeze. Join over 20,000 businesses already automating sales tax compliance. You can find out more at Avalara.com. Website: https://avalara.com Instaram: @Avalara Facebook: @Avalara **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jul 2, 2019
11 min
Finals MMA Bobblehead with Dave Manley
Dave Manley's passion for sports and mixed martial arts (MMA), and a desire to display MMA memorabilia in his office led him to develop a premiere collectible product, the MMA Bobblehead. Today we'll find out if he's got the product and business model to get the nod from the judges to advance to the next round. IG: @mmabobblehead Website: https://MMABobblehead.com **Sponsor - Zipify Pages** The first landing page builder unique designed for Ecommerce. Launch better campaigns more quickly and for more profit. Native integration with Facebook Google Analytics, and your inventory. Offers: 30 day free trial for anyone that uses the coupon code: ZIP5 Website: https://Zipify.com Instagram: @ZipifyExperts Facebook: @Zipify **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jul 2, 2019
11 min
Finals Cat in the Box with Dawn LaFontaine
Dawn La Fontaine aims to capitalize on the $1B pet industry by creating gorgeous cat accommodations that create a safe place for the pets, while also getting rid of the less appealing shipping boxes lying around the house. IG: @the.cat.is.in.the.box YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzn1-VAQ-9famSUy3Qjv3gA Website: https://thecatisinthebox.com Sponsor -Global Sources Global Sources has you covered from your online to offline needs. Launching a new product can be tricky especially if you’re ordering from a supplier online. Global Sources offers sample order quantities to make sure your sourcing journey is smooth. Check it out at globalsources.com Website: https://GlobalSources.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globalsources Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/GlobalSources Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/global_sources YouTube: https://www.youtube.comGlobalSourcesDotCom **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jul 2, 2019
11 min
Semi-Finals Deliberation, Part 2
The judges deliberate on the second bracket of semi-finalists to choose the finalists who will pitch in Miami. This episode is sponsored by Payability. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have the right product, the perfect Amazon strategy, but all you need is cash? Payability is a financing company on a mission to give ecommerce sellers fast, flexible access to capital. They’re unique because approval is based on your seller account health and sales performance instead of your credit AND you can get your money in less than 24 hours. If you’re tired of banks not taking you seriously because you’re a small business selling online and want to get your inventory to Amazon before the competition, visit “go.payability.com/pitch” to get a $200 sign on bonus and discounted fees. Website: http://go.payability.com/Pitch IG: @getpayability FB:@getpayability Twitter: @getpayability **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jun 25, 2019
17 min
Semi-Finals Deliberation, Part 1
The judges decide on the first 2 finalists from the semi-finalists. **Sponsored by FreeeUp** This episode is sponsored by FreeeUp. Looking to hire top Amazon, eCommerce, and marketing talent? Tired of long processes and turnover from other platforms? FreeeUp is a freelance marketplace specialized for the eCommerce industry that interviews and vets thousands of VAs, freelancers, and agencies each week then only allows the top 1% to join. It's free to sign up and there are no monthly fees or minimums. Gain access to a network of over 1,500 qualified eCommerce specialists today! Special offer: $50 offer Coupon Code: Hire50 Website: https://FreeeUp.com IG: @FreeeUp **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started two 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jun 25, 2019
16 min
Semi-Final Shea Garden Soaps with Jon Ford
Jon Ford is a firefighter, a family man, and entrepreneur who makes handmade soaps and essential oils. Jon has found success with his business through his Etsy store and word of mouth, and is ready to take his business to the next level. **Sponsored by Outlinematic** This episode is sponsored by Outlinematic. Do you need high quality, professional graphic design work done for your new or existing product? Outlinematic is a top rated, US-based graphic design company. They offer Logo design, Packaging design, Inserts, EBC, and much more. All with unlimited revisions at affordable rates. Website: https://outlinematic.com 10% Discount coupon code: Pitch **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jun 25, 2019
23 min
Semi-Final Spinny Blocks with Pascoe Bowen
Pascoe Bowen started a business with his wife Kelly selling children’s learning activities! Pascoe and his wife are very family oriented, have history in education, and want to reinforce children’s desire to learn with a product they feel will achieve this. **Sponsored by FE International** This episode is sponsored by FE International is running a giveaway to help e-commerce owners make their business more profitable. They are giving away a free copy of their Guide to Valuing and Selling an E-Commerce Business book. They are without a doubt the leading experts on the topic, and they have put together this guide to teach you what buyers are looking for in an e-commerce business and how you can make your business even more profitable. You can check out the site and request a free valuation now, even, at https://www.feinternational.com/fiveminutepitch Website: https://feinternational.com Twitter: @feintl **5 Minute Pitch** 5 Minute Pitch is the competition that gives entrepreneurs from around the globe the opportunity to virtually pitch their business or product idea for the chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.00. This season, more than thirty entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas via Zoom conference call to our panel of five experts, for the chance to advance to the finals and pitch to the judges LIVE in Miami, FL. Our panel of expert judges includes: **Greg Mercer: eight figure Amazon Seller, and the founder and CEO of Jungle Scout **Michael Jackness, a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past few years building a high 7-figure eCommerce conglomerate while blogging & podcasting about all of it along the way at EcomCrew. ** Steve Chou: The son of 2 tiger parents, Steve Chou started (2) 7 figure businesses while working full time as an engineering director. He now runs Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com **Scott Voelker: 7 Figure Business Owner and Host of The Amazing Seller podcast a top rated business podcast that has helped thousands worldwide start and grow their own eCommerce businesses.
Jun 25, 2019
23 min
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