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“Come Make Your Pitch” at NADA’s first-ever Pitch Competition!

Published November 4, 2022


Anthony Rinaldi

Anthony Rinaldi

Digital Communications Specialist

Exhibitors are invited to compete in a Pitch Competition at NADA Show 2023 to strut their stuff! The Shark Tank-like competition – the first of its kind at NADA Show – will be fast-paced, informal, light-hearted and fun!

Up to 20 finalists, selected from a larger pool of entrants, will have two minutes each on the Show’s Live Stage in Dallas to pitch their products and services to a panel of judges and Show attendees live and in-person. It will be a great opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their wares in front of a live audience of attendees and thousands of others watching on the livestream of the event.

The finalists should pack a backbone as they make their way to the stage because the judge’s reactions will be live and unscripted. Prepare for possible disruptions, like buzzers and off-the-cuff commentary!

Entering the competition is free. Exhibitors must submit a one-minute video that teases their product or service, their overall pitch strategy and what the audience can expect from their pitch. Submitting a video enters exhibitors into the competition but does not guarantee that they will be selected as one of the finalists who will compete for the Grand Prize on Jan. 27, 2023.

Judging criteria will be based on creativity, informational content, entertainment, succinctness, and overall value proposition.

One Grand Prize winner will be selected from the group of finalists at the conclusion of the finalist pitches on Jan. 27. The Grand Prize winner will receive a 20-minute time slot to make a longer pitch on the Live Stage later during NADA Show 2023. The winner also will get editorial and social media coverage on NADA’s digital platforms, bragging rights and the first trophy in what we hope will become a recurring event for years to come.

Exhibitors who wish to be considered as finalists for the on-stage pitch competition must submit their one-minute teaser videos by Dec. 1. Entrants will be informed if they have been selected as finalists on or about Dec. 15.

Entrants must agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules. The competition will take place Friday 27, 2023, at the NADA Show 2023 Live Stage in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Entrants agree to hold harmless NADA and its affiliates for any comments made during the pitch competition, technical failures of any kind, or electronic/human errors that might occur throughout the duration of this competition. Read the full Contest Rules.

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