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Dive into the Shark Tank

| Gretchen Hutterli

Do you have a business idea you would like to develop?

Pitch your idea before a live audience and a panel of expert judges at the 2016 Swim with the Sharks Tournament, Thursday, October 13 at the RCU Corporate Center, 200 Riverfront Terrace.  The action starts at 5:30 pm.

Joining UW-Eau Claire students in this year's Shark Tank are students from the Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University.

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.

Dive in! The competition is open to any UW-Eau Claire or visiting SRCC student or team. Or . . . simply come and watch the excitement. To register, send an email to Ann Rupnow or Tyler Anderson.

Competition Rules

  • Your pitch may be for a profit or non-profit start-up.
  • Two-minute maximum (will be timed), followed by up to 3 minutes of Q & A.
  • Pitch as you would to potential investors.
  • Use visuals (slides, etc.) or props (product models, etc.) if you wish.

Your pitch should include:

  • An introduction of yourself, cofounder/s.
  • An ask--what do you want--meeting, mentoring, funding.
  • Product/service info
  • Description of the problem you are solving or the opportunity you are creating
  • Identification of people--your target audience
  • Profitability expectations (including scalability).