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CVCC Shark Tank 2013 FAQs

 

  • What can contestants look to take away from this event?
    • Confidence in their own creativity.
    • Presentation and communication skills
    • Addition to their academic or business portfolio
    • Recognition for their participation
    • High Schools students have the ability to compete agains other high schools
    • Scholarship money and/or prizes
  • Who can participate?
    • CVCC students, faculty, staff, Small Business Center clients, and 11th & 12th grade surrounding high school students.  We are open to discussion for lower grades to participate.
  • Where will the event be held?
    • CVCC students, faculty, staff, and Small Business Center clients competitions will be held on Catawba Valley Community College's Main Campus.
    • High Schools:  The first round we recommend being hosted at the sponsoring school.  The final competition will be held on CVCC's Main Campus.
  • How many students can enter?
    • There are no limits to how many students can enter.
  • How many students from our school can compete in the final?
    • CVCC students, faculty, staff, and Small Business Center clients:
    • High Schools:  The winner from the sponsoring school will move into the finals at the CVCC hosted event.
  • What do the participants receive?
    • Those who are chosen to present their business idea in front of the panel will receive a gift for participation.
  • When do we submit our entries?
    • CVCC students, faculty, staff, and Small Business Center clients by:  March 31, 2013
    • High School Students by:  March 31, 2013
  • How do we know our entry was received?
    • Gary Muller or Adel Wilks will send confirmation via email.
    • Please make sure your contact information is on your entry prior to submission.
  • What happens after we submit our entry?
    • Entries will be reviewed to determine which proposals make it the semifinals.
  • When does the semifinal competition take place?
    • CVCC students, faculty, staff, and Small Business Center clients competition will take place during the second week of April.
    • High Schools:  Each school will have a different date.  As we receive the dates, from the sponsoring schools, we will post them on our website.
  • When does the final competition take place?
    • CVCC students, faculty, staff, and Small Business Center clients competition will take place on:  Late april - early may
    • High Schools:  The winner from each high school will compete in a final competition at Catawba Valley Community College (main campus) on:  late april - early may
 
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