Venture Development Judging Finals – February 18, 2022
Accepted ventures are awarded $100 of investment seed money from the Clark Tank Committee at the start of the journey into the student’s small business. Participants are emerged in mentoring from Clark entrepreneurship faculty and staff, as well as, alumni and successful entrepreneurs. Other events related to Clark Tank – Venture Development include Clark Collective sponsored popups, crowdfunding events, and other venture development activities. At the end of the journey, the Clark Tank participants earn the opportunity to present to a judging panel of alumni, staff, faculty, and past Ureka winners, for a chance to be awarded up to additional venture funding!
Clark Tank – Venture Development 2022 Judging Panel – Debra Harrsch ’80, Ulysses Youngblood, Rosie Gallant, Tim Hally ’19, ’20, and Gari De Ramos ’21, 22.
App Design Challenge Judging Finals – February 28, 2022
Accepted students come to this challenge with an idea for an app. Partnering with Matt Bailey, CEO of GameOn, students will work with guest experts in the process of no-code app design. Students can work individually or in groups to create an app, plus, develop a pitch to get funded. Funding can be awarded in the areas of business, social ventures, and entertainment/gaming.
Clark Tank App Design Challenge Judges – Paul Cotnoir, Terrasa Ulm, Crysta Spitzfaden ’19, Alex Turgeon ’16, ’17, Dilasha Shrestha ’22.
Business Plan Competition Judging Finals – April 8, 2022
What is it like to pitch to an angel investor or a venture capitalist with the next big idea? At Clark, you start at business development through an interactive boot camp! Then take a shot at pitching your plan to a panel of alumni investor judges. Award funding is available.
Clark Tank Business Plan Pitch Competition Alumni Judging Panel – Christina Bai, Lawrence Norman ’94, ’95, Tallis Salamatian ’12, and Robert Delmastro ’86.
A special thanks to Samantha Goodman ’11, Michael Goodman, and Swing Issues Media for additional funding.