The 5th annual event featured 4 businesses presenting to 300 attendees and a Panel of Lions in a pitch competition similar to a “Shark Tank” type experience with a twist. Presenting this year were Chariots Investments, Recovery Tribe aka “RTribe”, Turaco, and Jonas Paul Eyewear.
The Kingdom-focused Panel will look for sharp business minds focused on producing financial, social, environmental, and spiritual results in their chosen endeavors, known as the “quadruple bottom-line”. Panelists included Keynote Speaker Daniel Jean-Louis, Max Anderson, Colin Crawley, Jeremy Thornton, and Chuck Welden.
We honored Thomas Sudyk of EC Group as the Operator of the Year for his service to advance Business As Mission through his family and company’s work in India, development of BAM concept as a commercially-viable, and their effort to instill in the next generation.
Live audience voting occurred throughout the presentations and their votes selected RTribe as the business to best survive The Lion’s Den for 2018.
Updates from past participants included Erwin Brothers Entertainment, Branch Technology, and Verdant Frontiers. We also had Exhibit Hall with a variety of sponsors, businesses, and organizations that make up the larger growing ecosystem for Business As Mission. Attendees visited these exhibits as well as had time to fellowship and network before the Main Event.