Shark Tank Finale 2014
Teams are selected based on the Business Abstracts submitted. A small group of individuals with various expertises will review each Business Abstracts and are evaluated based on the judging criteria outlined in the Rules section.
Teams can be between 1 and 5 students.
Yes, you have until February 14, 2014 to make any changes to your team.
A laptop computer will be available for presentations. Each team will be given time on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 for a tech check to connect to the room AV equipment and make any necessary changes before competing on Friday.
No, faculty advisors are not required to attend the competition, but we strongly encourage them to attend.
Due to the nature of the competition, we are not able to ask judges, reviewers, staff, or other audience members to agree to sign non-disclosure statements. However, The Jim Moran Institute makes every effort to limit the distribution of business plans to only the invited judges of the competition.
Yes, teams may be “non-profit” entities, but all ventures must be seeking outside equity capital.
We try to hand select a diverse group of individuals with experience in starting new businesses. They are venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, service providers, and business executives.