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St. Louis-based Startup, FanzLive, Wins Weekly National Competition

Dream Big America Announces Contestants For January 14th Show Will Be iWinks, Medefy, and Try the World

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dream Big America, the first-ever live nationally syndicated radio show pitting startup business ventures against each other, and broadcast on Doug Stephan's Good Day Show each Tuesday at 9:10 am ET, announced today that this week's winner is FanzLive ( from St. Louis, Missouri.

FanzLive is a mobile application to support micro communities and engage fans built around live sports and music events. Their first customers for these branded apps include Saint Louis University and Anheuser-Busch. FanzLive's two minute pitch was presented by President Tim Murphy. Murphy will continue to the Dream Big America Finals Round on January 28th to compete for the prize package.

"In this time of the supposed 'app bubble', it's exciting to find entrepreneurs that are able to monetize their product," said show host Doug Stephan. "FanzLive has not only developed a great product, but they have created a business model for success."

Next week's contestants, iWinks, Medefy, and Try the World, cover a wide span of industries.

iWinks (, presented by founder Daniel Schoonover, helps people get the most out of their sleep and dreams with cutting-edge wearable technology that allows users to enhance their lucid dreams. iWinks is based out of Jacksonville, Florida.

Medefy (, presented by co-founder and CEO Matt Scovil, is a mobile app that helps users with heath insurance find the best priced healthcare in their cities. Medefy is based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Finally, Try the World (, presented by co-founders Kat and David, is a subscription service to receive culture-rich, gourmet sampling boxes from cities around the world like Paris, Tokyo, and Rio. Try the World is based out of New York, New York.

Dream Big America airs each Tuesday at 9:10am to 9:40am ET on Doug Stephan's Good Day Program (, syndicated to over 500 markets across the United States with a weekly listening audience of 3.5 million. In addition to being broadcast on the radio, the Dream Big America Show can be heard via live podcast on the website.

The Dream Big America Show features three entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas for two minutes each, followed by an expert panelist who offers feedback and suggestions. Voting begins immediately after the show at 10:00am ET and continues for 28 hours. Tapping into the surging entrepreneurial movement spreading across the country, Dream Big America strives to educate and support startups, all while providing an exciting venue for America to choose which new businesses it wants to see hit the market.

Dream Big America partners with the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( and its 1 Million Cups ( startup education program, Chic CEO ( and Nutritional Capital Network ( Each organization supports the show by providing vetted startup ventures for consideration to the Dream Big America selection committee.

For more information about the Dream Big America competition or to schedule an interview with any of the Dream Big America participants please call Beth Chapman at 816.835.0306 or email her.

Media Contacts:       
Beth Chapman, Dream Big America        
816.835.0306, Email

Barbara Pruitt, Kauffman Foundation  
816.932.1288, Email

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