Tap the Future Business Competition: MillerLite

Dear NMC Colleagues and Boosters:

In February, MillerLite will invite entrepreneurs and small-business owners (who are millennials and younger GenXers, 21 and over) to enter a regional business development plan competition.  Semi-finalists win $20,000 and move on to the national finals.  The winner of the national competition can win up to $200,000 in cash.


The competition takes place in three phases:

  1. Business Plan Submissions 
    Submissions will end sometime in early April. Each application will be judged and scored by a team of business experts.  (Last year, it was BMO Harris Bank in Chicago.)
  2. Semifinals 
    LIVE Pitch Events – The top 30 semifinalists as selected by our judges will participate in LIVE Pitch Events taking place in six cities across the U.S.: Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia. One winning business team from each location will win $20K and advance to the National Finals.
  3. National Finals 
  4. The top six winning businesses (one from each LIVE Pitch Event) will present before our national panel of judges as Miller Lite Tap the Future finalists. One will be named the grand prize winner and be awarded a $200K business development prize.


I serve as a national judge for this competition and really want to see more small-business owners and entrepreneurs (both current students and alumni) participate in this competition.


For more details, please visit this link.


The link will be updated before February with details on how to enter the competition.  The best entries come from individuals (business owners/entrepreneurs) who are already in business.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Best regards,

Bill Imada


P.S. Earlier, several members of the National Millennial Community met with two leaders of MillerCoors (who are actively involved with this program).  I know they will be thrilled to see more people apply for the competition.


Bill Imada

Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer

8687 Melrose Avenue

Suite G540

West Hollywood, CA  90069 USA

Tel. 213.262.4090

Tel. 213.262.0911 direct

Mobile 310.691.3462



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