Elliot from Green Bay Net along with 4 of the other top area entrepreneurs will be "sharks" in the first ever Southwest High School's Shark Tank.
You can get involved by SPONSORING Elliot!
This is a huge educational opportunity for our area students. If you are unfamiliar with the idea of the "Shark Tank", you should check out a few episodes. In a nutshell, this is a contest format where 5 "sharks" form a panel of judges who decide whether to invest in a new entrepreneur start-up. On the show, the sharks are millionaire business owners who invest some of their own money, time, connection, and experience in exchange for equity, a percent of sales - or some other arrangement.
Gentler Breed of Sharks
Because this is first and foremost a learning opportunity, our sharks are just a little bit nicer. Our sharks are gathering donations from their network of friends, clients, vendors and colleagues to invest into the teenage start-ups. The student entrepreneurs need to come up with creative ways to "pay this forward" with community service, product or service donations, or whatever they and the sharks agree to during the contest.
Sponsorships and Scholarships
These donations, in turn are sponsorship opportunities for our community leaders, their businesses, or any organizations they would like to promote. We have two tiers of donations: $50 and $100. For $50, you get a text listing of your business name on the promotional poster. For $100, you can have a logo featured on the promotional posters! You're not limited in your donations, and the amounts will be disbursed to the businesses as the sharks see fit. As the word gets out, no doubt the sponsors will achieve more positive exposure than their $50 or $100 would get them in any other advertising or sponsorship opportunity.
There will be a grand-prize winner that gets $500 based on voting by the sharks. Finally, the winning entrepreneur gets a guaranteed internship opportunity with the shark of their choice!
It All Happens November 19th!
You can list yourself, your business, or a non-profit as your sponsoring party.
To sign-up as a sponsor for Elliot, please go to the Shark Tank Sponsorship Form
P.S. While you can sponsor any shark you want, this is my blog post, and my form - so this is just for me. If you want to sponsor another "shark", that is on them! That's part of the fun of the event!