A new show, “Pitch 6” is giving Bay area entrepreneurs the chance to sell their ideas, and they only have six minutes to do it.
Bay News 9 went behind the scenes as five startup businesses - AspirEDU, Carvoyant, Drive Digital Group, MB2x and Uhsome - went before a panel of venture capitalists to pitch their products.
Kevin Harrington, who used to be on TV’s “Shark Tank,” is one of the judges.
"A perfect pitch should tease, please and then seize," Harrington said. "Mainly, I look for something that will bring some kind of quick ROI, return on investment, because if I invest money today, I don’t want to be looking for my return 10 years from now."
Each entrepreneur gets six minutes to sell his or her idea to the panel. The judges ask questions, then deliberate.
Bay News 9 was part of the program, asking contestants how they felt after their pitches.
During the taping, a People’s Choice award was presented to MB2x.
The judges’ decision will be unveiled at the Bright House Regional Business Awards on Feb. 27.
“Pitch 6” will be shown on Bright House Networks, parent company of Bay News 9. The date, time and channel for airing of the program haven't been determined.