Clark Tank offers entrepreneurial students four opportunities to gain mentorship and funding for their idea or venture.
Venture Development (spring semester) provides pre-challenge seed money of $100 to the accepted Clark student-owned businesses and social ventures to help them grow and flourish. The seed money belongs to the student business owner and can be used any way they see fit to grow their business. At the end of the Challenge, students present the outcome of the seed money investment to a panel of Clark alumni entrepreneurs for the opportunity to be awarded additional funds.
Business Pitch Competition (spring semester) provides students with intense mentorship in developing a top-notch funding pitch to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.
Marketing Pitch (spring semester) provides students with tools and resources to help develop their design skills in marketing their venture.
Crowdfunding (fall semester) is new for 2023! A select group of students will work directly with staff at a crowdfunding platform to develop a campaign to be hosted on the platform for real funding.