JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Last fall, more than 460 of the region's small businesses competed to win a comprehensive NFL sponsorship with the Jacksonville Jaguars and a full online makeover from Web.com, together valued at more than $250,000. Jacksonville-based Modasten took home the top prize after facing "The Cage," a panel of five judges featuring Jacksonville Jaguar's Owner Shad Khan and Web.com CEO David Brown in a face-to-face, "Shark Tank"-style pitch process.
Now, a 22-minute reality show filmed during "The Cage" interviews will debut on WJXT, Channel 4, featuring the top finalists' pitches to the panel of celebrity judges. The episode airs Sunday, April 24 at 6:30 pm on WJXT, Channel 4, with a subsequent airing on Saturday, April 30 at 2:30 pm. It also will appear online on This TV (www.thistv.com) on Sunday, April 24 at 8 pm and 8:30 pm, and Sunday, May 1 at 1 pm.
Small Business Breakthrough Powered by Web.com was launched in an effort to help small businesses learn innovative ways to boost their marketing and earn next-level exposure. The Jaguars Black B2B initiative – designed to provide small businesses with the most complete corporate experience in professional sports and entertainment – and Web.com's position as an industry leader in helping build customers' businesses by harnessing the full potential of the web, made the partnership a perfect fit.
The second annual competition will open for entries May 1-31, 2016, with filming of Season 2
taking place this summer. Details of how small businesses can enter this year's competition will be released soon.