SNELLVILLE – The sharks are back!
Students will pitch their business ideas to local entrepreneurs Tuesday and Wednesday in the annual Snellville Shark Tank program created by the Snellville Entrepreneur Council. The program, based on the popular television show, asks students to create an actual business and compete to win seed money after pitching their business to a panel of judges or “sharks.”
The competition is open to students at Brookwood, Grayson Shiloh and South Gwinnett high schools.
“It’s been a year and the sharks are back in Snellville,” said Economic Development Coordinator Eric Van Otteren. “The high school students, at the beginning of the school year, were asked to create their own summer job. The mission, the task of the sharks, is to identify the young entrepreneurs and businesses that are most likely to accomplish this and launch them accordingly. These young folks represent the innovators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow, today. Their stories are amazing: their passion is relentless.”
Students are awarded money to start their business if they are chosen by the judges which takes place in City Hall.
This year’s “sharks” are:
Black Mermaid Soaps represented by Denise Zannu
Culvers represented by Chris Howard
FastSigns represented by Edward MacFarlane
GarageWorx represented by Katelyn Mathis
Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce represented by Doug Adams
New Horizon Coaching represented by Sandra Hill
Print Magic Represented by Tim Reiling
Random Technology represented by Kathy Emanuel
Sapp Law Firm represented by Rebecca Kay Sapp
School of Rock represented by Sean Garuilo
STAT/Commerce Club represented by Regina Hart and Gretchen Schulz
Sunrise Rotary represented by Lee Smith
Urban Redevelopment Agency of Snellville Represented by Tod Warner
Walton EMC represented by Scott Walker
Web Tanner Powell represented by Leslie Trimmer