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Best Shot Detroit

"Best Shot Detroit: Hitting Your Target Market" the Competition is an event by Mid-Michigan Innovative Center (MMIC) and D-NewTech. You MUST REGISTER at to attend or pitch.

Thanks to our Premium Sponsor, Bizdom, for supporting the Detroit start-up community and providing an excellent accelerator program.


D-NewTech and MMIC are happy to bring an awesome, no-holds-bar competition for pure sales pitcher who want to sell their start-up product or services. The event will be align with the DNT format with a few modification including 10 approved presenters with 4-min and 1-slide. Three judges will select the best pitcher and award up to $1000 of services. Can you handle the heat this August?!


Do you love a good competition? OR
Were you born to sell?

Do you have a new product or service you are trying to get to market? Would some cash flow from customers help you reach the next level with your business?

If you like our Boost Michigan competition and D-NewTech meetups, you will love this new one:“Best Shot: The Sales Pitch Competition

Wednesday, August 7th from 6-9pm
The Detroit Opera House |1526 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226 | Black Box Theatre
10 Presenters try to outsell their competition! Food and an open bar will be available.

We are looking for a big audience and 10 self-proclaimed Salesmen/women to dazzle the panel of (3) judges with their 4 minute presentation. Each presenter is allowed to use one slide as a “sell sheet” and they must identify their ideal customer, must explain the ideal sales channel/s and deliver the winning pitch (think infomercial!) and field 3 questions from the judges to win top prize.

Top prize is a menu consisting of services that any business owner can use i.e.-Legal Assistance, Accounting Services, Public Relations and Marketing Help, Website Build Out and SEO Work, Printing and so much more.

We are seeking competitors, sponsors and audience members to participate in this exciting event. Please complete the following form to attend or to be considered to compete. We will be contacting each registrant who wishes to be considered for the competition. Final decision on the 10 selected to compete will be announced on August 1st.


You MUST REGISTER at to attend or pitch. A phone interview and additional information will be require to be selected as one of the 10 sales pitchers.

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  • jason

    D-NewTech is the best, i wish i could attend more often.

    and, hey we need some quick java help, if you know of anyone. thanks, jason

    2 · August 7, 2013

    • Maurice T.

      If you need something much different than this it would take me some time to ramp up my knowledge on the subject

      August 9, 2013

    • jason

      thanks, i'll get back with you

      August 15, 2013

  • Joseph B.

    good time.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Roger R.

    The Opera House's internet worked fine for the Ustream videoing and the videos of the Aug 7 DNewTech/Best Shot Detroit pitch competition are up: The Pitches - & The Winners - (The audio is not so good because of the background A/C noise. If possible, I'll edit in the backup audio from the mic'ed presenters ... but the judges weren't mic'ed so it may be hard to hear their questions.)

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Heather F.

    Have a great time tonight everyone!!! Wish I could be there in person.
    I will be sending out a very brief follow up survey after the event to gather your honest opinions...keep an eye open for an e-mail coming form [masked]. Your feedback helps me improve our events:)

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Thanh T.

    If you can't attend the event, then go online because we are streaming it live @ Thanks to our man, Roger Rayle!

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Roger R.

      (Disclaimer: the live streaming is dependent on a sufficient internet connection at the Opera House... internet problems encountered during an onsite test a couple of weeks ago were to be resolved for tonight. Otherwise, the video will be up within 24 hours.)

      August 7, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Please register Leslie Smith

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Heather F.

    Hold your hats folks...this is going to be a fun event! We have nearly 90 people signed up to attend. We have seats for 100. If you plan to go, please register at:
    We will be sending a very brief feedback survey out this week. Your comments help us improve the event:)
    Have a blast tonight!

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • christopher h.

    I cannot attend but want to be included in this group.

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Thanh T.

    Update: we have David Tarver as a replacement judge for Amanda Chocko who had to cancel the last minute. David is an Entrepreneur, Author, Educator and Public Speaker. He is also an instructor at the UofM Center for Entrepreneurship and his book "Proving Grounds" is available to purchase online.

    August 5, 2013

  • Brad H.

    I couldn't miss DNT (and I'm excited to share that Grand Circus will be a sponsor!)

    2 · August 5, 2013

    • Thanh T.

      Nice to have as sponsor with a new facility opening in September in d/t Detroit.

      August 5, 2013

  • Bob M.

    Looking forward to this first event as an observer.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Johny

    May the best pitch win!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Heather F.

    WOW!! This is sure to be a very exciting night!

    REMINDER that in order to attend we need you to "officially" register at the link below. Registering assures you a seat and helps us order enough food! We will be announcing the 10 selected competitors later this week:) This is going to be such a fun and exciting event!!

    Register here:

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Heather F.

    Happy Monday everyone!
    Just another REMINDER that in order to attend we need you to "officially" register at the link below. Registering assures you a seat and helps us order enough food! We will be announcing the 10 selected competitors later this week:) This is going to be such a fun and exciting event!!

    Register here:

    July 29, 2013

  • Thanh T.

    Our 3 amazing and cool judges have been verified for the event and they are Ken Kousky of MMIC, Leslie Smith of TechTown and Amanda Chocko of StartGarden. Please remember to register at as well to get in!

    2 · July 22, 2013

  • Heather F.

    WOW...its so great to see so many early RSVP's!! Can you all please be sure to OFFICIALLY register at this link:

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Heather F.

    Its really important that everyone who plans to attend this event register "officially" at this link:

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Heather F.

    Can everyone who plans to attend this event please register "officially" at this link:

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Karena W.

    This is my first meetup wit this group. Interested in seeing what ideas are out there and maybe one day presenting myself!
    I am a software developer working on an online family tree program.

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Roger R.

    Plan to live stream and record video for this event.

    2 · July 1, 2013

  • Heather F.

    WOW...its so great to see so many early RSVP's!! Can you all please be sure to OFFICIALLY register at this link:

    June 28, 2013

  • Dr. Randi Lou F.

    I will try to bring an entrepreneur and expose them to your group.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Heather F.

    We are thrilled to be co-hosting this event with you Thanh!! The more the merrier:)
    Here it the link for pre-registration:

    1 · June 28, 2013

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