Stanford Women In Business presents the inaugural

2018 Shark Tank Challenge

The Shark Tank Challenge is a skill development program and pitch competition for Stanford undergraduate students. Over the course of 2 weeks, participants will learn how to craft the perfect pitch and present their ideas to a panel of real investors and industry experts who will choose the winners.

To prepare contestants for the final pitch competition, the Shark Tank Challenge offers programming that includes a weekly newsletter with benchmark goals and helpful resources and a series of workshops.


First place prize: $1000
Second place prize: $500
Third place prize: $200


Rules can be located on SWIB's Shark Tank Challenge Facebook event

Questions? Reach out to Emily Cohen at



Times and locations may change; please check back for updates.


Tuesday, April 3 • 7:00-8:00pm • Women's Community Center

Come to the kickoff event to learn about the competition and challenge, hear an outline of the rules, and the formulation of teams!


workshoP 1

Thursday, April 5 • 6:30-7:30pm • NGP Colab

In an interactive workshop, Singari Seshadri who manages the Stanford Venture Studio will guide participants through the process of finding a problem, brainstorming solutions, and bring those solutions to reality.


WOrkshop 2

Monday, April 9

David Demarest, Vice President of Public Affairs at Stanford, will speak about strategy and how to present both yourself and your idea.

final presentation

Tuesday, February 28 • 8:00-10:00pm • Roble Theater

For final pitches, depending on the number of teams that present each team will have about 5  minutes to present their pitch to our judges (Olivia Moore, Justine Moore, and Renata Quintini).