American Dream Seekers


American dream Seekers is an Entrepreneurial Competition.

There is a submission round, application round, background check, and video pitch. 

Fifty semi final teams will make presentations throughout the day on October 25, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida

Five teams will be chosen as finalists competing for funding from investor, venture capital judges. In addition, there is a guaranteed $5000 prize to the best team and in kind benefits: legal and accounting services for example.


Competition Organizer

RJ Riley & Company Inc.

Local US Event
Fort Myers, FL
*Available in all states*

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
  • Women or Minority-owned
  • Specialized Industries
  • iStart
  • PitchBurner
Who's Eligible

18 years of age

Important Dates

Round 1 – Round One: Participants must complete the “Round One Submission” form online from February 22nd, 2014 to the August 1st, 2014deadline in order to qualify to make it to “Round Two”.

 Round 2 – Round Two: If the participant is selected and makes it through the “Round One Submission” process then “Round Two” begins. Participants will be given a login and password to access their official American Dream Seekers documents. All required documents for “Round Two” must be completed byAugust 29th, 2014.

Round 3 – Quarterfinal Round: If the participant advances from the “Entry Round” to the “Quarterfinal Round” they will receive the next set of instructions through their assigned login and password. A video submission will be due by September 19, 2014.

Round 4 – Semifinal Round: All “quarterfinalists” will be notified if they have advanced to the “Semifinals” on September 26th, 2014. The Semifinals take place at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, FL on October 25th, 2014.

Round 5 – Final Round: Five “finalists” will be selected during the “semifinals” to take the stage for the finale event in front of a live audience to make their last pitch to the judges for the chance to receive equity funding. In addition, one lucky finalist will receive a guaranteed $5,000 cash prize for the best presentation.

Competition Prizes

There will be 1 overall winner and the five finalists will all compete for funding.

Other Info

Prizes will be added as accumulated.