Do you have what it takes to swim with the sharks?
Could you use more than $20,000 in cash and prizes for your startup company? If you think you're sitting on the next big idea, apply for Venture Sharks, the region's hottest business competition. You can't win if you don't jump in the water!
Modeled after the hit TV show, "Shark Tank," Venture Sharks gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their business concepts to an expert panel of investor sharks hungry for a great deal.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to increase the total prize this year to $23,000, up from $10,000 in past years. For details about the services included in the prize package, click here.
Nine semifinalists vied for a spot in the finals during the first round of competition on April 13. On May 4, the finalists got into the water with our investor sharks at our monthly Venture Connectors meeting, held in downtown Louisville at the Muhammad Ali Center.
The sharks came hungry this year, but only one company had the right bait!
The 2016 Venture Sharks winner is...
Timeline for 2016 competition
Feb. 3: Application process opens
March 16 (midnight): Application deadline
April 5: Semifinalists announced
April 13: Venture Sharks preliminary round held, finalists selected
May 4 Venture Connectors luncheon: Venture Sharks final round and grand prize award announced