Here’s the impact UberPitch had in Orlando

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Uber’s promotional event to connect entrepreneurs with investors was a big success in Orlando and even lead to some potential investment deals.

UberPitch, a Shark Tank-on-the-go promo that came to Orlando on Nov. 13, connected more than 30 local entrepreneurs with local investors. More than 300 Central Florida companies requested the service, anxious to snag an Uber car that would arrive with an investor in the backseat, ready to listen to a 15-minute pitch.

“The impact was bigger than Tampa,” said David Chitester, CEO of Florida Funders, a Tampa-based network of angel investors.