• Book Your Cargo (BYC)

    BGSA 2023 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition Sponsor

  • DriverFly Founder Julia Pasternack

    BGSA 2022 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition Winner

  • Competition Finalists

    BGSA 2022 Supply Chain “Shark Tank”

  • SecurSpace CEO Lance Theobald

    BGSA 2020 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition Winner

  • Competition Finalists

    BGSA 2019 Supply Chain “Shark Tank”

Accepting Applications for the Annual BGSA Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition

The BGSA 2023 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” competition, sponsored this year by Book Your Cargo, is a proven showcase for participants to gain visibility and generate revenue for your startup. Past winners have generated lucrative deals, stemming directly from their participation in our “Shark Tank.” In fact, one winner showcased, and ultimately sold their company to another conference attendee 8 months after the event! What will this year’s winner accomplish?

We are looking for high-growth supply chain technology companies that are disrupting the market and poised for transformative success. Are you a supply chain company developing the “next big idea” that is in need of financing to bring it to market?

Now is your chance to be among a select group of companies that will be given this unique opportunity to present your concepts to three judges, and over 250 industry decision-makers proactively looking for innovative investment opportunities in our sector.

Each of the six selected companies will receive:

  • The chance to discuss your Big Idea with supply chain leaders, engaging in powerful dialogue with CEOs, presidents and other executives from across the industry
  • The possibility of obtaining funding by enticing one of over 250+ decision-makers, and prospective investors to finance your Big Idea at the BGSA Supply Chain “Shark Tank” competition!

Applications are closed.
Submissions are being reviewed.

Selected finalists will receive the discounted conference registration/entrance fee of $1,095.

The deadline for submission is November 1, 2022.

DIAMOND SPONSOR

2022 BGSA Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition Winner

We are pleased to announce and congratulate DriverFly Founder Julia Pasternack as the winner of the FarEye sponsored BGSA 2022 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” competition. This award recognizes DriverFly for its streamlining of the CDL driver hiring process with their innovative digital full cycle recruiting system.

The contest featured presentations from high-growth, technology-enabled supply chain companies poised for transformative growth. Each finalist was given a five-minute pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A with our judges. The winner was voted on by the live audience as well as the Shark judges and announced at the Thursday night conference dinner.

“I am absolutely elated that DriverFly was selected by both the audience and judges as the winner for this amazing competition. It was a thrill and honor to present in front of such highly respected and reputable judges.”  “As a passionate believer in our ability to challenge the status quo in supply chain, it was truly an encouragement to see our efforts validated by an overwhelming number of conference attendees from across the industry.”

In addition to winning the “Shark Tank,” for which the prize was $10,000 of legal services from AmLaw200 firm Benesch, DriverFly was also voted best company by the conference attendees.

BGSA would also like to thank all the Supply Chain “Shark Tank” participants for helping to make the event a great success, including:

Finalists

Moderator: Ben Gordon – CEO, BGSA Holdings

Judges:

2021 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition Winner

Congratulations to Venti Technologies CEO Heidi R. Wyle, Ph.D. as the winner of the Benesch sponsored BGSA 2021 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” competition. The competition, held during the BG Strategic Advisors Virtual Supply Chain Conference January 20-21, 2021, featured presentations from high-growth, technology-enabled supply chain companies poised for transformative growth.

Heidi R. Wyle, Ph.D.

“I am thrilled at this recognition of Venti and our autonomy technology by an in-the-know panel of logistics professionals. Venti’s market leadership in Safe Speed autonomy is transforming logistics operations for large customers not only by offering cost efficiencies and greater vehicle utilization, but also by providing proprietary logistics autonomy functions such as mutli-vehicle independent control and steering, automated tools for map-changes and the ability to operate in complex and tight spaces. We are seeing great success with deployments of our tug-trailers for customers in the $175 billion logistics hubs marketplace, and building a strong pipeline. We anticipate continued growth in industrial businesses and transportation hubs in the U.S. and worldwide.”

Heidi R. Wyle, Ph.D. CEO, Venti Technologies

In addition to winning the Shark Tank, for which the prize was $10,000 of legal services from AmLaw200 firm Benesch, Venti Technologies was also voted best company by the conference attendees.

BG Strategic Advisors would also like to thank the other Supply Chain “Shark Tank” participants for outstanding presentations and for helping to make the event a great success, including:

Each finalist was given a five-minute pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A with our judges.

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The BGSA Supply Chain Shark Tank is the best place to gain visibility for your startup. Last year’s winner, SecurSpace, sold to fellow BGSA attendee Envase Technologies, just 8 months later.

The Supply Chain “Shark Tank” finalists were judged by “Sharks”:

2020 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition Winner

BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce and congratulate SecūrSpace CEO Lance Theobald as the winner of the DAT sponsored BGSA 2020 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” competition featured at the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference 2020 held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, January 23-25, 2020.

“The BGSA Supply Chain Shark Tank was a fantastic event. It gave me the opportunity to tell my story to over 250 logistics and supply chain CEOs and leaders. And it helped me get an outstanding deal done for SecurSpace! I ended up selling my company to a fellow BGSA Supply Chain CEO attendee. Whether you are a successful leader or an aspiring entrepreneur, I highly recommend the BGSA Supply Chain conference and the Shark Tank!”

Lance TheobaldFounder and CEO, SecurSpace (Winner, BGSA Supply Chain "Shark Tank" 2020)