Tiger Tank

Are You Ready to Take a Plunge in the Tiger Tank?

This event, sponsored by the Saunders College of Business, gives students the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges (aka, tiger sharks) with a chance to win cash prizes.

Submissions describe an early stage product or service with foreseeable commercial impact. This includes:

  • The ways in which this venture is unique and what problem it seeks to solve or gap in the marketplace it seeks to fill.
  • A description of your target market - inclusive of who potential consumers and/or users would be and what value your venture would add to their lives.
  • Any potential challenges to delivering this product or service.

The proposals will be evaluated based upon their uniqueness, feasibility and the ability to impact people.


Tiger Tank Finalists October 2017

1. Aqua Salutem Technologies
2. Glassdorm
3. Omni-Temp
4. Shared Hands
5. SmartMove

 


Elevator Pitch Semi-Finals

This year we will be selecting up to 30 applicants for an semi-final round of 90 second elevator pitches. The semi-finals will be held in Ingle Auditorium on Friday October 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM, as part of the RIT Entrepreneurs Conference. We will announce the five finalists that day with the finals being held on Thrusday November 16, 2017. 

Final Competition

Five teams will be chosen to compete in the Tiger Tank Competition Finals which will be held on Thursday November 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM. All teams are required to be present on campus to participate.

      


For more information, contact Rupa Thind.

      • 1st Place - Full scholarship towards one of the graduate business programs at Saunders College of Business + $2000 prize
      • 2nd Place - 50% scholarship towards one of the graduate business programs at Saunders College of Business + $1250 prize
      • 3rd Place - 50% scholarship towards one of the graduate business programs at Saunders College of Business + $750 prize
      • 4th Place - $500 prize
      • 5th Place - $250 prize
      1. Describe your early stage product or service that has foreseeable commercial impact.
      2. How is your venture unique?
      3. What problem does your idea seek to solve or what gap in the marketplace does it seek to fill?
      4. Describe your target market.
      5. Who are the potential consumers and/or users?
      6. What value does this venture add to their lives?
      7. Describe any potential challenges you see to delivering this product or service.
      8. Have you received more than $10,000 worth of external commercialization funding? If yes, please describe. This includes SBIR or angel investment funding. This does not include any resources employed for IP protection or research.