About the Event
Due to the COVID-19 environment, our 2020 Veteran Shark Tank was held virtually. But despite all the challenges, it was still our biggest event ever! Revolutionary technology allowed our veteran candidates and sponsors to reach a national audience via livestream.
As we learned in the military when faced with any challenge, we didn't back down, we adapted and overcame. Our commitment to the economic success of Veteran entrepreneurs remains stronger than ever.
The Veteran Shark Tank was created in 2012 to promote and assist Veterans who are starting or growing their businesses. Starting out as a small regional event, it is now the premier national pitch competition for veteran entrepreneurs. The event is typically held before a live audience in Philadelphia to help kick off Army/Navy Football week.
Each veteran entrepreneur pitches their business idea to a panel of “sharks” in front of a live streaming, nationwide audience. The winner receives a $50,000 cash prize and all contestants create a lifetime network to help grow and expand their businesses.
Calling All Veterans
If you are a veteran business owner and want to participate, please sign up using our online portal.
The final event in Philadelphia will feature five veteran business owners who pitch and compete for a $50,000 cash prize. Each contestant gains valuable experience to professionaly grow while creating relationships that will last a lifetime.
This is the THE veteran pitch competition. Don't miss out. Apply now.
Sponsor the Event
Each year, the event is made possible by national and regional sponsors.
If you or your company would like to support the event, click the button below and find the right level for you and your organization.
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