3rd Annual Shark Tank Event


New England College held its 3rd annual Shark Tank event in the Simon Great Room on Wednesday afternoon. Students competed by giving business pitches in a “Shark Tank” style to well established businesspeople for a grand prize of $500.Panel of businesspeople being introduced.

David Novotny claimed top prize with his idea of Click Pawz a dog fashion brand with the slogan, “Walk Your Dog in Style”.

Annessa Borton came in second winning $100 with her idea of Pocket Sand, a self defense method that lies right in your pocket. Nyah Piper took home the student voted People’s Choice Award for her locally sourced garden for New England College students.

2nd place winner Annessa Borton accepeting her award

Additionally, a separate competition for online students was held, the winner of that being Halima Audu.

Six students gave their pitches to a panel of six esteemed businesspeople, most of whom had affiliation with New England College.

Peoples Choice winner Nyah Piper pitching her business.

While the panel deliberated their choice for the best pitch, the audience participated in a game of Kahoot that covered everything “shark” related.

The event ended with the announcement of the four winners to which they had a short moment to share what they will do with their earnings.

Crowd battling in a game of Kahoot.
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