Some entrepreneurs from across the state have a chance to pitch their products to the biggest retailer in the world.
Walmart held its fifth annual Open Call event in Arkansas Wednesday and 30 New York business owners are among the 450 that are pitching their products to Walmart buyers.
Sandra Turner is CEO of Viggi Kids in Henrietta. She started the company as an industrial design grad student at RIT.
She's come up with movement products, including a three-in-one flexible classroom seat called the Vidget. She also hopes to seal a deal with Walmart to sell her Digit Widgit math game.
Turner describes it as a deeper-level learning tool to help kids connect with what they are seeing on paper at school.
"We get 30-minutes to pitch our product and we are hoping this is just the beginning and the start of a conversation with Walmart and we just want to get it in the more hands of kids across the U.S.," Turner said.
Walmart says the Open Call creates deals that range from selling products in a handful of stores in a local market, to supplying hundreds or even thousands of stores including Sam’s Club and Walmart.