Stanford Women In Business presents the inaugural

2017 Shark Tank Challenge

The Shark Tank Challenge is a skill development program and pitch competition for Stanford undergraduate students. Over the course of 4 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.

Prizes

First place prize: $500
Second place prize: $200
Third place prize: $100

Rules

Teams must have at least 1 person who identifies as a woman.
Teams must be 1-3 people.

Questions? Reach out to Kelsey Page at kpage2@stanford.edu


 

Schedule

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

Shark tank challenge kickoff

Tuesday, February 7 • 6:30-7:30pm • Women's Community Center

Come to the kickoff event to learn about the competition, find your team, and ask questions! Food will be provided.

RSVP Here

Intro to pitching workshop

Wednesday, February 15 • 6:00-7:00pm • GSB W104

What strategies do founders use to convince venture capital firms to invest millions in their startup ideas? What is a pitch and how do you give one? Learn the basics of pitching with JD Schramm, GSB Lecturer in Organizational Behavior.

Professional presentation & Communication with Alice Nagle

Tuesday, February 21 • 7:00-8:00pm • Hillel

What's the best way to say no in a professional context? How do you make sure you're getting your ideas across in a meeting? Discover the fundamentals of professional communication in a workshop led by communications expert Alice Nagle.

final presentation

Tuesday, February 28 • 6:30-7:30pm • Roble Theater

Present your final pitches to a panel of three judges in industry and show them what you've learned in the last four weeks.

Free Tin Pot Creamery ice cream provided!