Orange Tank Pitch Competition
September 30, 2022
Orange Tank is a Shark Tank-style competition hosted by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Current students and alumni entrepreneurs from the Whitman School of Management can apply for a chance to pitch their business venture to a panel of accomplished judges.
Thanks to the generosity of Whitman Advisory Council member and lifetime Syracuse University Trustee John Couri í63 (A&S), current students and alumni entrepreneurs from the Whitman School can apply for a chance to pitch their business venture to a panel of accomplished judges and vie for part of the $42,000 in cash prizes. A grand prize of $25,000 will be awarded to the competitionís top finisher. Monetary awards will be given to the ventures finishing in first, second and third place in both the student and alumni category.
Three alumni and three student ventures have been selected from the applicants to pitch at the competition. Those chosen will have five minutes to pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A from the judges, who will be looking for:
Differentiation and economic feasibility
Ability to protect intellectual property, technology
Sound execution strategy
Scalability of the business
Proposed use of finances
Expertise and abilities of the founder(s)
Quality of pitch
The Martin J. Whitman School of Managementís eighth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition will be held on Sept. 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the Helaine and Marvin Lender Auditorium at the Whitman School.
Advance registration is required for in-person and virtual participation. Zoom access details will be provided in a confirmation email upon registration for virtual participants. Please register to attend in person or virtually here.
Welcome by John Torrens, deputy director of the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises (EEE) and Master of Ceremony
Alumni Business Pitches
Student Business Pitches
Update on EEE at Whitman by Todd Moss, department chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises
Announcement of Orange Tank Winners