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One of the coolest things to happen this year was the taping of the Rachael Ray show a couple of weeks ago. Our CEO, Geoffrey Deen, was honored to be selected among 3 finalists to appear on the show and give a live, 30 second pitch to Barbara Corcoran of ABC's Shark Tank! Can you believe it?! We are still in disbelief, but are very excited to see the show air tomorrow, December 6th at 10am on ABC if you're in the PA, NY, NJ area. Tune in to see us on the show and to find out who won the $10,000 prize and a meeting with Barbara Corcoran in NYC!
By Lexi Hughes
December 1, 2016
We are so excited to share the winners for the OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest. For the second year in a row, OnDeck worked with Barbara Corcoran to give three entrepreneurs a $10,000 prize, courtesy of OnDeck, and a one-on-one coaching session with Barbara, to take their businesses to the next level. We know how challenging both access to capital and marketing a business can be. That’s why we designed this contest with Barbara specifically for busy and passionate business owners.
OnDeck launched the contest in mid-October and asked small business owners “How would you use $10,000 and advice from Barbara Corcoran to grow your business?”
We received over 1,000 entries from amazing and dedicated small business owners across the country, but we could only pick three winners. With Barbara’s help, the finalists were chosen based on how compelling, unique and practical their response was. We were also looking for entrepreneurs who demonstrated a passion to grow their business.
The winners of the 2016 OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest are three innovative small businesses from diverse backgrounds: Congratulations to Andrew Buerger from B’more Organic, Rachelle and Paul Baron from Beau & Belle Littles, and Geoffrey Deen from Hardball Cider.