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Stryker Center

412 North Boundary Street

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Don't miss the Virginia Shark Tank, an exciting and entertaining evening where ambitious entrepreneurs representing five startup businesses from across Virginia will present their business models to a panel of seven judges, investors, a live audience, and online viewers during a Facebook live broadcast. An exhibit space in the lobby will showcase more than 15 additional startups from throughout Virginia.

To attend, you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shark-tank-williamsburg-tickets-31667790213

$10 VIP tickets are the only ticket that will guarantee seating in the live audience. These tickets are charitable donations. General admission will be able to watch the event on TV from meeting rooms adjacent to the live audience.

The event will be held at the Stryker Center at 412 North Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 on Saturday, April 8. Doors open at 4:30 and the main event begins at 6pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the event.


Each of the five main participants will have 8 minutes to present, followed by a 12-minute Q&A session with the judges.

Event Itinerary:

4:30 Doors Open
5:00 Catering/food trucks arrive
5:45 Live audience begins taking seats
6:00 Main event begins
6:05-6:10 Welcoming remarks
6:10-6:20 Introduce judges
6:20 to 6:50 Elevator pitches
6:55 1st Pitch start
7:20 1st Pitch end
7:25 2nd pitch start
7:50 2nd pitch end
7:50 20 minute intermission
8:10 MC welcomes back audience
8:15 3rd pitch start
8:40 3rd Pitch end
8:45 4th pitch start
9:05 4th pitch end
9:10 5th pitch start
9:30 5th pitch end
9:35 Concluding remarks from judges
9:50 MC concluding remarks
10:00 Main event ends
10-10:30pm Final moments to meet contestants in lobby
10:30 Facility closes

The MC for the event will be Chris Davidson

FAQ:
1) How do I apply?
Visit http://ignitioncenter.com/shark-tank/ the application deadline is Friday, March 24

2) Is there a cost of admission?
No, but only $10 VIP tickets guarantee admission into the main event.

3) Who are the judges and participants?

We are proud to include some impressive and inspirational judges:

  • Larry Pope
  • Willy Donaldson
  • Michael Watson
  • Catesby Jones
  • Charlene Rigal
  • Tim Saumier
  • Demetrios Florakis

Their bios and photos will be shared on our Facebook page in the days leading up to the event!

Participating startups:

  • PrintIt
  • Spira
  • Big Dumb Suckers
  • OccasionGenius
  • Tandem Medical
  • Side Cradling Sleeper
  • WormWatcher
  • BagIt Flushables
  • GameTracker
  • Transactly
  • Advanced Aircraft Company
  • Zup
  • AnswersNow
  • Breathe Healthy
  • Skraach
  • Hamilton Perkins Collection
  • 1Degree
  • SleepHug Pillow
  • WineRx
  • Flight

4) Is there prize money?
There is not currently prize money. Instead, we offer something more valuable- the opportunity for founders to present their ideas to investors, make connections, and turn their concept into reality as a functioning business.

5) Where will we park?
There is parking available in the parking lot surrounding the Stryker Building, as well as a 2-story parking garage across the street at 421 N Boundary St.

6) Thanks to the event's co-sponsors:
Chespeake Bank
City of Williamsburg's Economic Development Authority

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