Women's Shark Tank Competition Information & Criteria:
•All ideas or business concepts must be legal, within the boundaries of local or state laws, and be ethical.
•This challenge is meant to encourage the actual development of entrepreneurial skills.
•Business ideas will be judged on feasibility.
•All ideas and business concepts submitted are expected to be original and created solely by the potential entrepreneurial. All participants are expected to honor other potential entrepreneurial ideas with confidentiality.
•All decisions of the judges are final.
•All ideas submitted will remain the property of the potential entrepreneur.
•The oral presentation should be no more than 3-5 minutes in length.
•The oral presentation score will represent the presenters command of information, data, clarity in presentation, persuasion of investment potential and ability to respond to the judges inquiry.
Competition Day Agenda:
Competition Day Judging Rubric:
Walmart Women's Economic Empowerment Shark Tank Competition
Feb. 19th - Wed - 2:00-5:00pm
Located at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Ave., Student Center Atrium
Application & Participation is FREE - Public is Welcomed to Attend!!
Application Deadline is Feb 19th at 12 noon.
Application received on or before Feb. 15 will be entered in a drawing worth $50 in prizes.
Women's Shark Tank Prize Package:
First place - $1000 cash injection to support business growth, 3 months free office space at the Eigerlab business incubator, 3 month license to LIVE PLAN (www.liveplan.com) business planning software, and 4 one hour consulting sessions with Enactus Rockford. Total prize package valued at $2000!
First Runner Up – $500 cash injection to support business growth, 3 month license to LIVE PLAN (www.liveplan.com) business planning software, and 4 one hour consulting sessions with Enactus Rockford. Total prize package valued at $1000.
2nd Runner Up – SBDC Self-Employment Class (www.rockvalleycollege.edu/Business/SBDC/startups.cfm) and 4 one hour consulting sessions with Enactus Rockford Representatives. Total package valued at $500.
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Epperson
Keynote Topic: Do it Scared