Dive in to the America East Shark Tank on April 11!

by Cara Neil, Communications Director | Jan 23, 2017

The America East Media Business & Technology Conference, administered by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, is hosting its first-ever Shark Tank workshop, designed to help participants shape and refine their entrepreneurial ideas for new businesses, products, or services. No prior start-up experience necessary! 

The hands-on workshop will walk participants through the steps of creating, developing, and launching their ideas with the goal of garnering new product ideas, understanding business challenges, increasing product development skills, improving new-business evaluation skills, and refining business presentation skills.

The Shark Tank workshop will culminate with a fun, fast-paced business pitch contest where ideas developed in the program are evaluated by business experts.

Throughout the process, participants will receive coaching on: 

  • How to create their elevator pitch
  • How to test their idea using business tools, popular with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists
  • How to create a short presentation
  • How to write a profit and loss statement

To take part in the Shark Tank workshop, fill out an application on the America East website. Space is limited! For additional questions, please contact Tricia Greyshock at (717) 703-3070 or at events@pa-news.org.

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