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Stark Tank High School Edition: Conceptual Teams

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When: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - Thursday, March 21, 2024
Where: Kent State University, Stark Campus
Time: 6:00 PM ET
 
Stark Tank, based in Stark County, Ohio, aims to foster entrepreneurship among local high school students, encouraging them to develop their entrepreneurial skills while learning more about what it means to own your own business. This collaborative initiative involves Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, Stark Education Partnership and Strengthening Stark, all working together to spark innovation in the county.

The program invites Stark County high school students with business or product ideas to pitch them to a panel of local entrepreneur judges for the chance to win up to $2,000.

The High School: Conceptual Teams competition features businesses that are conceptual in nature, defined as an abstract and original idea created by the pitching individual or team and without a product or service model in production.

Any student attending a Stark County High School with a great entrepreneurial idea is eligible to participate in the competition. Submissions have closed for 2023-24.

RULES
Pitch competitors:
- May submit up to two (2) entries: one (1) as an individual and one (1) as part of a team.
- Must be high school aged and enrolled in a Stark County school or reside in Stark County (if homeschooled or enrolled in an alternative form of educational institution).
Submission eligibility and process:
- Districts can and are encouraged to have multiple individual student and team entry submissions.
- If submitting for the High School Edition: Conceptual Teams, submissions for the must be conceptual in nature, defined as an abstract and original idea created by the pitching individual or team and without a product or service model in production.
- Videos must be submitted 60-seconds in length and in an MP4 format.
- All requested information on the submission form must be completed to be eligible to compete.
The Stark Tank Committee has the sole discretion to determine if ideas and concepts are deceptive, insincere, offensive, immoral, or unethical and thus subject to disqualification for entry and the final competition.

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