The Raptor Tank Business Pitch Competition
Raptor Tank is designed to promote student start-up ideas and economic development by bringing together students with mentors and judges from the entrepreneurial community in a real life business challenge.
The competition generally is held during the fall semester. Orientations are held in the start of the semester to discuss the program expectations and timeline. All MC students may participate, from any campus, and major. All you need a business idea, or an existing business you hope to grow. Students must attend all workshops, held Wednesday evenings on the Rockville campus.
There are a series of workshops with subject matter experts regarding entrepreneurship help to provide resources to all students. These finalists then make a business pitch to a panel of faculty judges for a rehearsal day and qualifier. Only select students will be move forward to the final competition day, where entrepreneurial judges select the winning participants, who receive up to $5,000 in seed money to start and/or grow the business venture.
For more information about the program, watch some of our videos from prior years below: