From Philadelphia to Los Angeles, the Scion Motivatour is on the road and putting entrepreneurs in the driver’s seat. These Hopeful entrepreneurs are given a Scion xB, three potential investors and a map. Host, comedian and writer Baratunde Thurston, will film every minute of these lucky entrepreneurs journey as they pitch their ideas to their investor passengers.
The chance to gain support for funding, mentorship, or a vehicle is at hand for these entrepreneurs, if they can convince an investor before they reach their destination. These featured entrepreneurs will drive a 20-minute route in a Scion xB. If an investor decides they want out of the deal, the driver lets them out of the car and continues on with the others. Check out what happened when the creators of Fracket jumped into the driver’s seat.
“Scion tapped industry all-starts to help us support young entrepreneurs who are at a tipping point with an idea or business. This journey around the country allows us to meet people who are forging their own path, which is what Scion is all about,” said, Scion Group VP Doug Murtha.
Aside from the entrepreneurs that are competing, Scion has gathered hundreds of entrepreneurs for seminars and networking opportunities in the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These seminars are being held through out the rest of April, with speakers such as David Butler, VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Coca-Cola, and Jake Nickell, Co-founder and CEO of Threadless.
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