We Won a Deal with the Sharks!
*cue dramatic entrance music*
Welcome back to Shark Tank, where hopeful entrepreneurs from across the country dream of a chance to secure an investment and gain powerful partners to start, grow, or save their businesses.
If you are familiar with Shark Tank at all, you know what's coming next. Mr. Wonderful giving investment deals with royalties or Lori Greiner offering you her QVC expertise. But we're not here to tell you we've won a deal with the sharks on Shark Tank (although how cool would that be?)
If we aren't talking about Shark Tank with Daymond John and Mark Cuban, what are we talking about?
We're sharing our win with Tiger Sharks on Tiger Tank!
Tiger Tank is a 90-second "Shark Tank" Inspired Pitch competition sponsored by the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. This event gives students the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges (aka Tiger Sharks) with a chance to win cash prizes.
Since many of our members on the Mass Vaxx team are current students at RIT, we decided to join this event to gain more support for our team and project.
Submission proposals were done in a 90-second video pitch format. Over 50 submissions from across the University included descriptions of early stage products with foreseeable commercial impacts. The proposals were evaluated based on their uniqueness, feasibility, and the ability to impact people.
We are elated to announce that with over 50 submissions, Mass Vaxx placed 5th place overall winning a modest monetary prize!
Check out our final pitch we gave to investors and let us know what you think!
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