Dream Big America’s™ Mission
Through our history, every great product, service, non-profit, or cause started with a burgeoning idea that kept someone awake at night. That person invested their hard-earned savings, often working two jobs and more, because they believed in something bigger than themselves.
America became great because that person could have a dream – and be willing to work hard – and make that dream come true. And almost always our society benefited from those “American Dreams.”
Dream Big America’s™ mission is to provide a modern-day platform for entrepreneurs across America to learn, interact, and to provide the resources needed to get great ideas to the market. Importantly, its mission is to allow great ideas, great American Dreams, to make their way to our communities, into our markets, onto our computers, and more.
We need great ideas today more than ever. One shouldn’t need a lot of money, insider connections, or live in a big city…just a burning desire to make that kernel of an idea in their mind become a reality, and create something of value for all of us.
Welcome to Dream Big America™, where your big ideas have a home!
How Does Dream Big America Work?
Three entrepreneurs pitch their start-up business venture to a live audience. The national audience then has a full day to vote for their favorite venture, and that idea advances to a Finals round at the end of the month. Voting is via the Dream Big America™ website and via text.
The Finals, which is the last Tuesday of every month, showcases the three highest vote-receiving ventures from the preceding three weeks. Again, the national audience selects their favorite Finals idea, which is announced live two days later on the radio program. The monthly winner receives seed money, mentorship, resources and other start-up assistance.
The Dream Big America™ show is 30 minutes long with host Doug Stephan, the three entrepreneurial participants, and a panel of three experts from the entrepreneurial and start-up space. The panel offers positive feedback and insight but has no vote on the best idea. That decision is left to America!
The participants on the radio show are previously selected by their peers from their national entrepreneurial organizations, ensuring the “best of the best” ideas make it onto Dream Big America™.
The Dream Big America™ Radio Show
Join legendary radio host Doug Stephan on his Good Day Show each Tuesday morning at 9:10am ET. Doug welcomes an esteemed panel of three national experts and his live national audience of over 3.5 million weekly listeners to hear three budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ventures! Each venture has already passed muster with their peers as being the best-of-the-best at the local level. Now, they hit the national stage, live, to convince listeners from across the country that their idea has wings.
Doug Stephan is a passionate entrepreneur himself, running his own organic farming business on the side. Doug welcomes you to each Dream Big America™ show by introducing the expert panel, the entrepreneurs, and explaining the show’s format. Each entrepreneur gets two minutes to explain their big idea to the experts and the listening audience.
Voting is live for 28 hours, ensuring each time zone has a full 24 hours to vote. On Thursday morning, two days after each Dream Big America™ show, Doug announces the weekly winner live at 8:30am ET.
Listen live each Tuesday on any one of the Good Day Show’s 485 stations or right here on DreamBigAmerica.us. If you are not able to listen live, each entrepreneur’s pitch is recorded and accessible via their profile for 28 hours after their live pitch.