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Mowdo (center), is congratulated by (l-r) host Kenny Burns, senior vice president of REVOLT TV and Steve Canal national community affairs, MillerCoors. – Photo credit: Prince Williams / ATLpics.Net via Flowers Communication Group

Miller Lite Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour made its final stop in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28 where teams of entrepreneurs pitched their business with the hopes of walking away with $20,000 and advancing to the national finals. Teams took the stage of the Conga Room to impress the audience and a panel of renowned judges, including Daymond John from ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Five regional teams passionately presented their business, and in the end, it was Michael Fingado and Keoni Ho of Mowdo who came out on top and claimed the $20,000 prize. Mowdo’s objectives are to bring transparent lawn care pricing to nearly 80 million American homeowners with lawns. They seek to help local lawn care businesses grow and thrive in their markets by providing the best lawn care and pricing tools.  Pending a background check, Mowdo will receive $20,000 for their business and advance to the final round of Miller Lite Tap the Future to compete for the grand prize of $200,000.

The other teams that competed were:

  • Sean Parshad, CrackingCam (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Kevin Tubbs and Mathew Eaton, Best Practices Packaging (Wasilla, Alaska)
  • Justin Barr, Artbotic (Irvine, CA)
  • Carmelo Colon, Limelight Mobile (Berkley, CA)

In addition to Daymond John, the judging panel included Chris Dyer, founder of PeopleG2, Sulaiman Sanni and Ben Lamson, founders of WeDidIt and former MillerCoors business grant recipients. The six finalists are scheduled to advance to the semifinals in Chicago mid-September. For more information, visit MLTaptheFuture.com.- tracy asencio

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All contestants photo(L-R) Justin Barr, Mathew Eaton, Kevin Tubbs, Sean Parshad, Kenny Burns, vice president of Revolt TV, winners Michael Fingado and Keoni Ho, celebrate alongside Sean Parshad and Steve Canal national community affairs, MillerCoors. - Photo credit: Prince Williams / ATLpics.Net via Flowers Communication Group

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Celebrity Judge/ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John fielding questions from the crowd during the Miller Lite Tap the Future Live Pitch Event in Los Angeles. - Photo credit: Prince Williams / ATLpics.Net via Flowers Communication Group

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Audience Photo/Regional contestants had the opportunity to pitch to a live crowd. - Photo credit: Prince Williams / ATLpics.Net via Flowers Communication Group

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Crowd Shot/ (b-f) Kenny Burns, vice president of Revolt TV, Steve Canal national community affairs, MillerCoors, ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John, and Ben Lamson, founder of WeDidIt join the very lively LA crowd. - Photo credit: Prince Williams / ATLpics.Net via Flowers Communication Group

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Mowdo (center), is congratulated by (l-r) host Kenny Burns, senior vice president of REVOLT TV and Steve Canal national community affairs, MillerCoors, - Photo credit: Prince Williams / ATLpics.Net via Flowers Communication Group

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On the Spot Contestants/ Three audience members take the stage with Kenny Burns (right), vice president of Revolt to pitch their business idea on the spot for the chance to win $500. - Photo credit: Prince Williams / ATLpics.Net via Flowers Communication Group

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