Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns partnered with Miller Lite to host the annual Miller Lite Tap the Future business competition. After pitching their unique business ideas and impressing “Shark Tank” judge Daymond John during the live pitch tour, the six semifinalists were each awarded $20,000 and advanced to the national finals where they pitched one last time to the national panel of judges Saturday morning. “We are passionate about small businesses,” states brand executive and innovator for Miller Lite, Steve Canal. “Like Kenny Burns said, ‘Without small business, there is no America.’”

Brian Hill of Edovo took home the $200,000 grand prize for his innovative business that provides a self-driven educational and vocational platform for correctional facilities. “We are so thankful for the opportunity this award presents for our organization. We’re committed to improving the state of our criminal justice system by providing education to inmates while in facilities and after their release. This award will help us continue in our mission to help incarcerated individuals make positive changes and reduce the rate of return, said Hill. “Programs like Tap the Future serve a critical role in helping propel early-stage companies, and I hope not only that Miller Lite continues this program, but others follow their strong lead.”

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