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.
First place prize: $500
Second place prize: $200
Third place prize: $100
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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!