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HAVE AN IDEA? Come play in the SaderSandbox!

A series of workshops & events designed to help you bring your idea to fruition. Students are encouraged to join the HC Entrepreneurs Group.  

Mark Your Calendar...

1) Startup Idea Sessions
September 27 or November 1
7P in Stein 216

Join HCEG to brainstorm and validate your startup idea with experienced entrepreneurs. *Must attend one to participate in the Deep Dive.
Step one toward the Shark Tank Competition.

2) Entreprenership Deep Dive
January 16-20, 2017

A five-day intensive workshop to transform your idea into a fully develoed business plan.  Work with alumni as you prepare for the annual Shark Tank competition.  
Meet alumni venture mentors. 

3) Shark Tank Competition
February 23, 2017

Pitch your idea to a panel of alumni judges for the chance to win prize money and launch your venture with mentor guidance. *Students must have participated in the prior two workshops to compete.
Up to $12K in prize money. 


2016 Shark Tank Competition Winners

​Shark Tank Winners - Left to Right: Larry Naughton '93, James Horne '98, Matt Watson '16, Jake Medina '16, Sean Griffin '16, Michael Gulesarian '93, Michael Balmuth

​Left to Right: Larry Naughton '93, James Horne '98, Matt Watson '16, Jake Medina '16,
Sean Griffin '16, Michael Gulesarian '93 & Michael Balmuth. 
Photo Credit: Rob Carlin Photography

2016 Shark Tank Competition Winners

FIRST PRIZE: $12,000: Breweries Stewardship Alliance
>Matt Watson ’16 is an anthropology major, and has self-designed his own food studies minor. He is interested in bringing about sustainable, ethical reform within our global food system and is seeking to empower environmentally friendly craft-breweries.

SECOND PRIZE: $2,500: StEP (Student Empowerment Program)
>Sean Griffin ’16 & Jake Medina ’16 are the founders of StEP, a non-profit organization that seeks to close the educational technology gap. StEP partners with existing college and university service programs to enhance educational non-profits and schools with innovative technology, ongoing training, and access to online resources.

THANK YOU to our 2016 JUDGES:

Michael Balmuth: Partner, SV Life Sciences
Michael Guleserian ’93: Chief Experience Officer, Nubar, Sheraton Commander Hotel
James Horne ’98: Analyst, IBS Capital LLC
Larry Naughton ’93: Co-Chair of the Business & Technology Group, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP