Five Businesses Pitching to Win Up to $27K at REV Competition


Five Businesses Pitching to Win Up to $27K at REV Competition

TS Bank presents REV (, a riveting small business pitch event, on December 1st at ‘The Venue’ within Harrah’s, Council Bluffs. REV consists of five businesses owners and entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas to compete for the chance to win up to $27,000 (multiple winners may be awarded various amounts). TS Bank contributes the majority of the capital at $25,000 each year. Revela of Omaha, a three-time sponsor, has added an additional $2,000 to this year’s prize money.

Early in TS Bank’s history, two powerful realizations were made: community banking is key to community success, and an essential part of a community’s success is the strength of its small businesses. As a result, TS Bank started REV in 2015 and to date, has reinvested a total of $50,000 to support small businesses.

After 16 businesses pitched at a preliminary event in October, five businesses were selected to move forward and compete at REV. Those businesses are: Appsky Labs of Omaha, Nebraska; Flyover Design Co. of Des Moines, Iowa; Found of Omaha, Nebraska; Fyiio of Omaha, Nebraska, and HomeDitty of Des Moines, Iowa.

This year’s judge panel includes: Andrea Frederickson, CEO of Revela, Allie Esch of Dundee Venture Capital, Daniel Koenig, CEO of Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce, and Nathan Preheim, co-founder of The Startup Collaborative.

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