Annual Events and Activities
Clark Tank 2023
Clark Tank offers entrepreneurial students four opportunities to gain mentorship and funding for their idea or venture.
Venture Development (fall and into 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 Capitalist and angel investors.
App Design Challenge (spring semester) provides students with tools and resources to help develop their design skills. Additionally, this challenge will help students explore markets, understand customers and competitors, and develop a top-notch funding pitch to accomplished developers.
Crowdfunding (late spring 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.
The Clark Collective, located in the Clark Community Thrift Store, is a retail storefront open to Clark entrepreneurs and student-owned businesses to showcase and sell their products and services to Clark and surrounding communities. Participating in the Clark Collective provides Clark entrepreneurial students the opportunity to experience firsthand owning and operating a store.
Clark Community Thrift Store
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program supports the Clark Community Thrift Store (CCTS). The CCTS allows Clark students to participate in managing a small business through retail management. The CCTS is part of the Clark Collective and participants in on-campus popups.
Retro Food Truck Combi
The retro food truck joined the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in the fall of 2021. Currently, the truck is used in E&I capstone course ENT264 Community-based Entrepreneurship. The truck will be used more widely in the fall of 2021.
Clark Student Small Business Center
The Clark Student Business Center is run by Clark student business owners. The center provides services to help build and grow your business, such as printing, web design, sticker printing, shipping, and other startup services.
E&I for You & I Podcast
Each week our host shares his and his guest’s take on entrepreneurship. Alumni to current student small business owners, and a little in between, share their thoughts on what goes on on Clark’s campus and around the world in entrepreneurship.
Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (TIE) is a club that works with several campus staff, faculty, and students to operate a co-working space on campus to foster and promote innovation. TIE also supports students in Hack-a-thon and other innovation and entrepreneurial contests throughout the New England area.
Clark Entrepreneurship Club
This club aims to provide the resources for motivated, creative, and talented students to collaborate in fostering entrepreneurial activity on campus through entrepreneur speakers and business competitions.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center is located on Clark University’s campus and supports developing small businesses with workshops, resources, and other related business services.