SparkTank Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Registration for Spark! Tank has now closed

Congratulations to our 2017 Spark! Tank Participants:




Ruchik Gabhawala


Nia James

Sleep Brite

Tayler Lovelace, Kayla Douglas, and Bryanna Porter

Colored Roots

Anne McCluskey

Paw Therapy

Kennedi Jones

Voluptuous Afro

Georgina Coutino

Multicultural Corp.

Jamese Lambert


James Wilson, Vanessa Washington, Keith Bates

Find Your Voice

Keiseana Perry

Charming Curlz

Jamiya Henderson


Sean Davidson

Sean's Bathbombs

Cierra Kelly

Souls Inc.

Kierra Humphrey, Jaylan Mays


*If your name/team is misspelled or not listed above and you believe you registered before April 1st, 2017 please contact us with the information listed above.


Spark! Tank Participants:


The Small Business Development Office will offer 2 opportunities for Pitch Training:


*Participation in mock pitches is not required. Businesses can attend the training alone.  Both training sessions will be the same.


Registration Required!


Saturday, April 15th at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRAINING 1  

Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM           CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRAINING 2


Pitch Training Goal:

To learn how to develop the perfect business elevator pitch to any potential investor.

We will use a combination of fun ice-breaker activities and lecture-style training to prepare you or your team for a mock pitch at the end of the session. Mock pitches will be closed door, in front of a small panel of 3 judges. Judges will provide each business with feedback to be used when they present at Spark! Tank.


If you cannot attend either pitch training below you will find a few links to help you prepare and visualized your 3 minute elevator pitches:


General tips and guidelines to creating a successful elevator pitch:


5 Steps to a Great Elevator Pitch


Start with Why- Pitch Tips 


3 tips on Elevator Pitches



Examples of Elevator Pitches




Slap Wraps


Travel Blend


The Hot Seat


Cup Ad


Good Luck!!!