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Catawba Valley Community College 2015 Shark Tank

Catawba Valley Community College 2015 Shark TankCVCC is pleased to host its fifth annual Shark Tank competition, which provides students and entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges with the opportunity to win cash prizes.  The goals of our Shark Tank program are to promote and mentor entrepreneurship, provide a low-risk opportunity for students and entrepreneurs to practice pitching their business idea, and to recognize outstanding and creative business ideas. 


Participants can compete in the 2015 Shark Tank competition in one of three categories…

  • CVCC students
  • CVCC Small Business Center clients
  • Local High School students

The process for participating in Shark Tank is:

  1. Fill out the CVCC Shark Tank Proposal by clicking on this link.  The CVCC Shark Tank team will review the proposals and schedule a practice presentation with the entrants.
  2. The CVCC Shark Tank team will rate each proposal and practice presentation to determine the Shark Tank finalists. 
  3. Finalists will make a five-minute presentation to a panel of judges who will determine the final winners.  (Note, we will work with individual high schools to establish a competition to determine finalists for each high school.)

Important Dates

Tuesday March 31st
Application Deadline

Wednesday April 1st through Wednesday April 15
Practice Presentations scheduled and completed

Friday April 17
Finalists announced

Tuesday April 28th
Shark Tank Final Presentations, 5PM – 7PM

For more information contact:

Jeff Neuville, Director Small Business Center, 828-327-7000, ext. 4102,

Gary Muller, Dean School of Business, Industry, and Technology, 828-327-7000, ext. 4672,

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 03.30.2015: Content Editor