Over $50,000 in awards for Veterans and College Grads.

Welcome to The Fish Bowl Experience 2019. This is an pitch competition to encourage veterans and college graduates to be the next business leaders of tomorrow. Join us on Saturday November 9th, 2019.

Fact: 22.5% of

small businesses fail

within the first year.

1 out of every 10 business in the U.S is owned by a veteran. According to the SBA, 13.2% of all companies in the finance and insurance sector were veteranowned firms. Out of the more than 20 million veteran owners in the U.S., an estimated 8.3% have a service-related disability.

Today, there are more than 400 million entrepreneurs around the world — that means one in every 18 person owns a business, according to statistics compiled by dealsunny.com. That number is only growing. Many people are leaving their nine-to-five jobs to pursue their own entrepreneurial journeys.

The Fish Bowl Experience is what we come together during Veterans Week to empower tomorrow’s leaders today. Our experience not only rewards the best, but all participants walk away with the relationships and tools needed to be successful.


of U.S. billionaires are self made

This is probably one of the biggest incentives for young entrepreneurs who are just starting up. The remaining 18% became billionaires through a combination of inheritance and hard work.


of adults believe entrepreneurship is a good career.

There may also be some misconceptions because an astonishing 40% of respondents think it’s easy to start a business, and 49% believe they have what it takes to do it.

Saturday, Nov. 9th

Breakfast + Networking / 9 am

Pitch Competition Starts / 10:30 am

Pitch Winners & Closing Remarks /

12:30 pm

Marcus Bowers



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