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



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.

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!