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Communications and Marketing

Launching ‘Shark Tank’

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program students will pitch their business ideas to local professionals in the College’s first Shark Tank-style event.

Following the format of the popular reality television series, 13 ENTP minors will present their original product and plan to a panel of successful business people from the community who will evaluate the ideas on viability and marketability.

Each student will have eight to 10 minutes to pitch their business—and endure another 10 minutes of questioning by local “sharks.”

“Compiling a comprehensive business plan and participating in a ‘Shark Tank’ type of presentation sets the stage for students to be prepared to actually open a successful business venture,” said Darlene Jaffke, assistant professor of business and coordinator of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Shark Tank will be held 5–9 p.m., Wednesday, April 15 in the Mohr Student Center Skybox.

The event is free and open to the public.