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National Startup Pitch Competition Announces Weekly Winner

Biodegradable Bottled Water Company Wins Competition, Next Week's Contestants Announced

April 11, 2014 --

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Dream Big America (, the first-ever "reality radio show" hosting a weekly startup pitch competition, announces Treeson Spring Water as this past week's winner. Dream Big America also reveals the competition's April 15th contestants, highlighting a diverse set of entrepreneurs from around the country.

Treeson Spring Water (, based in Lake Tahoe, NV and presented by founder and CEO, Carlton Solle, manufactures biodegradable bottled water and plants a tree for each bottle sold. Solle competed against The Roost Stand (, an ultra-portable, lightweight, ergonomically designed laptop from Denver, CO, and Phroogal (, an online financial advice forum from Elizabeth, NJ. Treeson Spring Water secured the highest votes among the three startups, and will continue on to compete in the Finals Round on April 29th against the winners of the next two weekly competitions.

"Treeson Spring Water is a fantastic example of the innovative, forward thinking entrepreneurs we feature on Dream Big America," said the Dream Big America host Doug Stephan. "It's inspiring to see the ingenuity that exists in all corners of this country."

On April 15th, three more startups will compete to join Treeson Spring Water in the Finals Round: Blade Butter, Ficks, and TangoTab.

Blade Butter (, based in Odessa, FL is a razor blade oil company utilizing Nano technology to prolong the lifespan of razors. Blade Butter will be presented by founder Matt Green.

Ficks ( based in San Francisco, CA is a cocktail flavor additive infused with nutrients to reduce alcohol-induced hangovers. Ron Alvarado, CEO will present Ficks on Tuesday.

TangoTab ( is a restaurant coupon app that donates a meal to a person in need through a local charity for each coupon used. TangoTab will be presented by founder Andre Angel.

The Dream Big America Show features three entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas for two minutes each, followed by an expert panelist who offers feedback and suggestions. Tapping into the surging entrepreneurial movement spreading across the country, Dream Big America strives to educate and support startups, all while providing an exciting venue for America to choose which new businesses it wants to see hit the market.

Dream Big America airs each Tuesday at 9:10am to 9:40am EDT on Doug Stephan's Good Day Program (, syndicated to over 500 markets across the United States with a weekly listening audience of 3.5 million. In addition to being broadcast on the radio, the Dream Big America Show can be heard via live podcast on the website.

For more information about the Dream Big America competition or to schedule an interview with any of the Dream Big America participants please call Beth Chapman at 816.835.0306 or email her.

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