From microwaved lipstick to an alarm clock that wakes you up with the scent of bacon, contestants on the TV show Shark Tank have been pitching their ideas to millionaire investors for six seasons, and now it's coming to Sonoma State University.
The Seawolf Sharktank Experience gives students a chance to work with faculty in Sonoma State's School of Business and Economics to build a business plan based around an original idea or product. The top projects are chosen to compete against three other California State Universities in the finals at Chico State on April 24.
"The contest is open to any student who has an idea and wants to develop it into a business, or who wants to start a business but doesn't necessarily have an idea yet," says Valery Vue, dean's office coordinator in the School of Business and Economics. Students can win money to develop their ideas at the April 4 event.