Wal-Mart Contest Inspires Long Island Entrepreneurs

A total of five winners will have the chance to sell their products on walmart.com, and possibly in Walmart stores


Vinny Mazzurco, a self-proclaimed connoisseur of a winning baseball swing, is looking to Wal-Mart’s Get on the Shelf contest to bring his DVD of batting lessons to the world, according to NewsDay.

“It’s like a knife through butter when you connect for a solid line drive or a home run or a double,” Mazzurco, 32, of Wading River, said. “When it just hits that sweet spot of the bat, it’s an incredible feeling.”

Now, Mazzurco and more than 30 Long Island individuals and companies are hoping to hit the sweet spot in Wal-Mart’s contest, in which the public votes for their favorite video pitches for products. The locals are among thousands of inventors and entrepreneurs entering the competition.