Next Generation



Innovative Idea: Because Shark Tank focuses on drawing out new business ideas, the core idea itself is of elevated importance. In this category, completely new ideas with compelling potential are highly encouraged! The proposed business product or service must also include a realistic path of execution.

Proof of a Market: Even the best products or services fail as businesses if nobody wants to buy them. Therefore, each pitch should identify a profitable group of people with a unique need that the business would address.

Demonstration of Competitive Advantage: Once the market is identified, if it is truly viable, it will probably already have businesses competing directly or indirectly for it. Each pitch should acknowledge these competitors and explain what would set its own company apart. If there are no competitors, the pitch should explain why the market is empty and how they can viably enter it.

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS AWARDS
  • Age 25 or younger
  • Enrolled in school fulltime
  • Has new or current business idea (Incubator ideas are encouraged)
  • Submit 7 minutes or less video pitch by deadline in specified video format
  • Submit 1-page explanation of idea
  • Create 30-45 second acceptance video to be used, if selected
  • Submission due by Friday, July 23, 2021
WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
  • $1,000
  • A Brand New Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga Laptop
  • A Business Development Session with Global Core Strategies & Consulting
1ST RUNNER UP WILL RECEIVE:
  • $500
2ND RUNNER UP WILL RECEIVE:
  • $250
Students Can Register For The Event For FREE
APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS
  • Age 25 or younger
  • Enrolled in school fulltime
  • Has new or current business idea (Incubator ideas are encouraged)
  • Submit 7 minutes or less video pitch by deadline in specified video format
  • Submit 1-page explanation of idea
  • Create 30-45 second acceptance video to be used, if selected
  • Submission due by Friday, July 23, 2021
AWARDS
WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
  • $1,000
  • A Brand New Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga Laptop
  • A Business Development Session with Global Core Strategies & Consulting
1ST RUNNER UP WILL RECEIVE:
  • $500
2ND RUNNER UP WILL RECEIVE:
  • $250
Students Can Register For The Event For FREE