Shark Tank is a live pitch business plan competition designed to make your business dreams a reality. This year's competition will be featured at the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Helena at the Radisson Colonial Hotel, March 13-14, 2017. Aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to qualified judges (aka "sharks") for a chance to win $5,000 first place prize, $2,500 second place prize, and $1,000 third place prize! The application fee is $99, until January 30, when it will be raised to $129. The fee includes 1 ticket to the Tourism Conference (~$200 value), recognition at the conference, and professional, constructive feedback from Business Advisors about your product/service.
Criteria: Montana start-up/preventure entrepreneurs in the "idea phase" with less than one year of activity