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Event takes place on June 07, 2018 at 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Gateway City Arts 114 Race Street, Holyoke MA

We are excited to announce and invite you to our first ever annual fundraiser, SPARK Tank!

Like the popular entrepreneurship TV series, this unique fundraising event will feature local SPARK startups pitching their business concept to a panel of judges consisting of locally-renowned entrepreneurs and successful business professionals guaranteed to entertain the crowd. The startup that receives the highest score from the judges will receive a grand prize of $5000 to use towards their business.One lucky winner will be voted “People’s Choice” by the audience and win $1000 cash prize to be used towards your business. We will also have a silent aution so come prepared! 
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This is a unique event that brings the best elements of the hit TV show Shark Tank and provides a space to highlight the talent and innovation of our local startup entrepreneurs for a fun evening raising money for a good cause. Six entrepreneurs have been selected that have graduated from the SPARK:Launch class to pitch as contestants that evening & be part of event promotions. Also similar to the Shark Tank TV series, each of the 6 contestants will pitch their ideas one at a time, and the judges will take turns asking questions to learn more about their business, goals and potential for growth or sustainability. Each entrepreneur will have four minutes to present their pitch and can use limited powerpoint slides with images or details that will be projected on a screen behind them on stage. The judges will have 7 minutes total to ask questions, provide feedback and decide if they want to invest/partner with startups. The presenter that is voted by our judges as the #1 contestant that evening will win the grand prize of $5000! One lucky winner will be voted “People’s Choice” by the audience and win $1000 cash prize to be used towards your business.


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