The Clark Tank is Clark's premier entrepreneurship funding challenge events.
Clark Tank offers four unique funding events throughout the school year – Venture Development, App Development, Business Plan Scaling Development, and Crowdfunding. Supporting these different challenges is a robust speaker series with alumni entrepreneurs, successful business developers, and a past winners’ panel.
The Clark Tank Venture Development portion is the traditional event, which runs this fall into early spring, and provides initial seed funding to students with small businesses and social ventures. The students work with mentors, alumni, and faculty to develop their businesses, as well as participate in a credit course to develop their business. At the end of the months-long event, the top ventures will present to a panel of judges in hopes of additional funding.
Business Plan Scaling
This Clark Tank challenge is designed to help you take your idea into the world of angel investors and venture capitalists. All participants will be provided with tools and resources to help develop their pitch. Additionally, this challenge will help you explore your market, understand your customers and competitors, and develop a top-notch funding pitch.
The Clark Tank crowdfunding competition starts in the Spring 2023 Semester. This facet of Clark Tank is focused on engaging physical communities and solidifying your business tribe!
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Clark University's marketing pitch competition is a hands-on course designed to challenge students to create compelling marketing pitches for a product or service of their choice. Throughout the course, students will learn essential marketing skills such as market research, identifying target audiences, and developing marketing strategies. students will gain valuable real-world marketing experience and develop critical thinking and communication skills that are essential for success in any field.