Dive in! Enter the Swim with the Sharks Biz Idea Pitch

| Gretchen Hutterli

Do you have a business idea you'd like to develop?

Pitch your idea before a live audience and a panel of expert judges at the 2017 Swim with the Sharks Tournament, Thursday, November 9 at the Davies Center Woodland Theater. The action starts at 7 pm.

A two-minute swim with the sharks could change the direction of your life. You don't need to have a fully developed business plan to pitch your idea and compete for prizes. Our sharks are friendly . . . the water's warm. . . refreshments will be served.  Or simply come and watch the excitement.

Dive in! The competition is open to any UW-Eau Claire student or team. Competitors must register by email by November 3 to Ann Rupnow or Nils Mowlem, UW-Eau Claire Entrepreneur Program.

Questions? Contact Ann Rupnow, coordinator, UW-Eau Claire College of Business Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.


Competition Rules
  • Pitch you great start-up business idea
  • Presentation are two-minute maximum followed by up to 3 minutes of Q & A.
  • You may use visuals (slides,  product models, etc.) if you wish.
  • Pitch as you would to potential investors.
  • Have fun!
Your pitch should include
  • Introductions (of yourself, co-founder/s, etc.)
  • An ask. What do you want from investors – a meeting, mentoring, funds?
  • Information about your product/service
  • Description of the opportunity you are creating
  • Identification of your target market
  • Your profitability expectations