A number of entrepreneurs in Peoria got the opportunity to step into their own shark tank Tuesday.
Even your huge fortune 500 companies have once started as a small start up business.
A traveling venture group called the results junkies made its way to the river city. The group travels year round to smaller cities offering resources to those who want to start their own business and helps invest in them.
On Tuesday, dozens of Peoria entrepreneurs presented their businesses plans to a panel with one person being the winner of a one thousand dollar investment.
“That’s really what we’re trying to do is foster entrepreneurship in Peoria and the greater Peoria region and give Peoria an opportunity to work on their idea,” said Peoria economic development CEO Chris Setti.
The group plans to deliberate and announce the winner tomorrow night during a small business mixer open to the public at Gar hall.