Shark Tank 2023
Do you have what it takes to solve a problem with an innovative solution?
Bring a team of 4 high school students to the 9th annual Shark Tank Competition.
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Place: Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City
2842 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103
Do your students have what it takes to solve a problem with an innovative solution? In Central Bank of KC's Shark Tank Competition, teams will receive a problem on the day of the competition and will create a product or service to solve that problem. Each team will create a business plan and present to the judges. The competition is limited to 2 teams per school unless there is space available after the registration deadline. Prep materials will be provided by JAGKC to teachers 4 weeks ahead to prepare the students for the competition.
- Laptops will be available for every team courtesy of PC’s for People.
- Cell phones are allowed during the competition.
- Competition is limited to the first 20 teams registered.
- Lunch and snacks provided for all team members
- Prizes awarded to 1st and 2 place teams
- Hosted by Junior Achievement of Greater KC
- Sponsored by Central Bank of Kansas City
Registration is open until September 29th.
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The 7th Annual Shark Tank competition was held at the Junior Achievement of Greater KC (JAGKC) Youth Learning Lab in October 2021. This year, seventeen teams participated from four area high schools: Lincoln College Prep, Washington High School, Raytown South High School and Raytown High School.
A total of 67 students arrived at JAGKC Youth Learning Lab and were given a challenge: there are many food deserts in the Kansas City area. What start up business could your team develop to provide goods or services at a reasonable price that could assist local citizens in need of healthy food in close proximity to their homes?
Five distinguished judges scored the teams and chose the 1st and 2nd place winning teams. Judges for the 2021 Shark Tank Competition were Jenny Miller - KC SourceLink; Jim West-Clarion Biotech; Grant Barnum-CHES, Inc.; Davin Gordon-Hallmark Foundation; and Judge Lisa Hardwick.
Steve Giles, President and CEO presented the 1st and 2nd place winners their checks ($1000 for the 1st place team and $500 for the 2nd place team). Congratulations to the 1st place Shark Tank 2021 winners from Raytown South High School: Cilina Touch, Travon Howard Bray and Ryan Bass. Congratulations to the 2nd place winners from Raytown South High School: Jackson Burnos, Nathaniel Osciak, Charles Wolfe and Guy Price.
The competition was a great success and all the students had creative and innovative ideas. Steve Giles, President and CEO of Central Bank of KC said, “It’s really inspiring to see these innovative entrepreneurs compete in the Shark Tank Competition each year.”
|1st Place Winners||2nd Place Winners pictured here with their teacher, Venus Webster|