The 2014 Entrepreneur Summit featuring the “Shark Tank” Sandhills

Wednesday, April 2
Van Dusen Hall
8:30am – 3:00pm (lunch provided)
No Charge

For and by entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community members.

The Entrepreneur Summit for 2014 will have a new bite – the addition of a “shark tank” entrepreneur competition. In addition to our traditional presentations, panel discussions and resource networking, the Sandhills Shark Tank will showcase emerging entrepreneurs in Moore County. This competition will feature two brackets, one for Moore County High Schools and another for Moore County community members at large. The brackets are setup with an initial 8 teams competing against each other to decide which 4 teams will continue into the second round.

The teams will have just few minutes to make their pitch to a panel of judges, to think on their feet, answer the judges queries and vie for their chance at one of the cash prizes for the first and second place finishers in each of the brackets.

The event will kick off with our first guest speaker, followed by the introduction of our entrepreneur teams and judges along with the first round of the competition. The morning closes with a multidisciplinary panel discussion featuring a host of local experts followed by a networking lunch. The afternoon resumes with final competition rounds, key note speaker, closing presentation and awards.

Competition Prizes: High School Entrepreneurs Community Entrepreneurs
First Place: $1,000 & 90 days mentoring $1,000 & 90 days mentoring
Second Place: $500 $500

Registration Form for Attendance
Shark Tank Application

Partner Organizations
Duke Energy
First Bank
K2 Solutions, Inc

Sponsors: Moore Forward (host) in collaboration with Sandhills Community College, Moore County Chamber of Commerce, UNC Pembroke and Partners in Progress.


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