Groups of Northern Beaches young people are working together to create inventions, apps, new businesses and community services in time for 15 August deadline in hopes they can present their ‘pitches’ live at an event called “Spark Tank’ and win hundreds or thousands of dollars plus 10 weeks of business start-up advice provided by successful entrepreneurs and business consultants.
The business pitch event, similar to the TV show Shark Tank®, is hosted by Share the Spark, an ACNC approved charity that empowers young people to make life affirming choices. To participate in the event, each team must include at least one person they know who is going through a hard time.
The Spark Tank event is being held in conjunction with R U OK day, 12 September, to encourage young people to look out for each other. Simple things like making a call, sharing a project or just being together can make all the difference.
At the Spark Tank event, local young people will present their ideas in front of a live audience and a panel of six successful entrepreneurs at Newport Community Centre for the chance to win big investment dollars and ten weeks of professional start-up support and mentoring.
If you are a young person between the age of 8 – 23 and have a big idea you want to get off the ground, there is still time to gather your team and submit your entry to the Spark Tank Event on their website.
Reserve your space for the live event in Newport on 12 September at 7 - 10pm.
Deadline for submissions is 15 August.