SharketteCON 2017 Conference and Pitch Contest



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GSNET Training Center
6001 Summer side Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Ready to go from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur?

Are you ready to start your own business? Is your business ready to grow? Do you have an innovative product that you’re ready to launch into a REAL business? Join us for one informative weekend.Calling all “Sharkettes” to compete in our pitch contest and attend our workshops. All attendees can enter the contest but only the top candidates will be selected to pitch in front of our seasoned Sharks In Heels panelist. 

All attendees even those not chosen to pitch will have access to all 10, 1-hour workshops, where they can rub elbows with the Sharks and their competitors. These 10 business workshops cover various topics from setting up an LLC, marketing, and applying for a small business loan to transitioning your side hustle into a business, writing a persuasive business plan and perfecting your pitch to investors/customers. The workshops are taught by experienced experts in their field and are designed to help you grow your business today! 

If selected to pitch in true “TANK” style Entrepreneurs will give each contestant 10-15 minutes to pitch, sell, and convince these savvy Sharks that they are worth the bait.  Our shark panelists are experts in the Dallas Entrepreneurship arena including Chirag Gupta of North Dallas Angel Investor Group, Stephen Hayes of Deep Space Ventures VC fund, Sejal Desai program director at Entrepreneurs for North Texas, and Stephanie Franco founder of Women Entrepreneurship Resource and Education center and iFundWomen ambassador. Hosted by Courtney Garza, the contest is open to women of all business levels, backgrounds and education. Women are invited to attend and then to compete for the top prize.  All contestants, who are chosen to pitch will be given full reviews and tips for their business regardless of winning. We hope to stream the pitch contest live, so the general public can watch and cheer on their favorite Sharkette. 

The Winner will get: $1,000 Amex Gift Card, 1-month membership to NOD co-working space, 2 hours of business plan consulting with North Dallas Angels, 2 hours of legal consultation from LaSusa & Deb, PLLC, and Exclusive podcast & Magazine feature with Rebel Role Model

SHARKETTECON 2017 (Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th): Tickets include 10 Workshops on business fundamentals held over one weekend! These would normally cost thousands of dollars! PLUS, breakfast and lunch included and entrance into our pitch contest (optional) with printed course materials. Early Bird tickets ($75)!

Register here.