The Larell One Hour Denture Wins Phoenix #TaptheFuture Event By Miller Lite

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Miller Lite Tap the Future

The winner of the Miller Lite Tap the Future live pitch event held at Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix, was Larell One Hour Denture, who received $20,000 for their business. As mentioned in their pitch, they plan to use this funding to market of their company.

The Tap the Future event, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, was the first stop and the kickoff to a series of live pitch events around the country, where one startup wins $20,000 in each region and then in December, a final grand prize winner receives a total of $250,000 in funding. That’s huge!

Each startup had 10 minutes to pitch the panel of judges who would return with tips, questions and feedback. The panel consisted of Daymond John, an investor on Shark Tank and creator of FUBU, Thom Brodeur, executive vice president of venture management at Tallwave, Lance Rios, Founder of DigiBunch and Being Latin and David Rice, Founder of Chandler incubator Desarrollo.


Dr. Lawrence Wallace, of the Larell One Hour Denture designed a premade denture at a much more affordable price than most dental work, at $1,200, and only takes an hour to attach. Dr. Wallace, a former oral surgeon, and his wife, Ellen Wallace, gave the pitch together and explained how their product is changing the lives of people from all different walks of life, people that cannot afford expensive dentures, can afford this.

The case studies were very inspirational and heart warming. The Larell One Hour Denture helped an out-of-work photographer get her smile back and gave a new mom the confidence to raise her newborn baby. The Wallace’s are currently teaching this method to dentists and selling this technology at seminars.

Larell One Hour Denture

The Larell One-Step Denture will move on to the final competition in December where the company can win the $250,000 grand prize. “We are creating smiles and changing lives,” Ellen Wallace said.

The other small businesses we heard from were:

  • Arden Reed LLC, a men’s custom suit brand that services via a tailor truck equipped with a 3-D body scanner to take the most accurate measurements possible for the perfect fitting suit.
  • Duo Kitchenware, a safe kitchen set dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with physical abilities. They are currently working with incubator, SkySong.
  • Cheersable, a social app that allows you to virtually gift drink vouchers to friends at their favorite bars and restaurants around the country.
  • Showstoppers Soft Serve Frozen Treats, think of food truck for frozen treats. This mobile dessert shop has customizable flavors and toppings, offering soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt and Hawaiian shaved ice.
Thanks to Miller Lite, Steve Canal and Daymond John for allowing GrowSouthwest to participate in this presentation. We love your enthusiasm for small business and appreciate the generous prizes Miller Lite is offering these hungry entrepreneurs. Thank you for giving Phoenix a chance!

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