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WooTank Intercollegiate Showdown brings together two top student-run businesses from Worcester colleges to compete in this Shark Tank style pitch competition! Venture Forum is proud to host this event in partnership with WorcLab.

Over the course of the evening, student-run companies will pitch their venture to a panel of sharks to try to get one or more of them to allocate real funding for their venture. 

Whether you’re a student looking to support your peers and school or simply love a good show, this event promises to be an unforgettable evening.  

WooTank 2024 – April 2, 2024

BrickBox Theater, Worcester

Participating college or university for this inaugural event

Clark University: Teresa Quinn, Program Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Sophie Lee, owner of Sophpremacy, was awarded a total of $3500 from all three judges. Top winner!
  • Owen Chase, founder of Just for Fun Farms, was awarded a total of $3000 from all three judges.

College of the Holy Cross: Rob Murner, Director & EIR, Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics and Society

  • Trivflic
  • Mark-It

Nichols College: Timothy Liptrap, Chair, Entrepreneurship

  • My-Barks
  • REIB

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI): Ardian Preci, Director, The Business Development Lab

  • 360energy
  • CROI

WooTank 2024 Shark Judging Panel

Brian Geisel, CEO, Geisel Software

Mark A. Wingertzahn, Ph.D., Head of Development INVIVYD

Margaret McEvoy-Ball, 40 years in technology marketing & sales, angel investor, startup mentor, community volunteer

Contact Information

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

Contact Us
  • Carlson Hall, Room 125
    950 Main St.
    Worcester, MA 01610

    Teresa Quinn, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Director

  • 508-421-3730