Raptor Tank Business Pitch Competition

raptor tank business photo
2020 Raptor Tank Business Pitch Competition

Look out for the next event in November of 2020. More information to come!

Raptor Tank is a student-run program sponsored with profits from the student-run Macklin Business Institute Cafe on the Rockville campus, and in partnership with the Montgomery College business program and MC Enactus. This program 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.

Interested participants may contact Hannah Weiser at hannah.weiser@montgomerycollege.edu or mcraptortank@gmail.com

Fall 2018 Raptor Tank full competition live-streamed video

For more information about the program, watch some of our videos from prior years below:

Recap of 2019 Raptor Tank
See a playlistnew window of all of the Fall 2019 Raptor Competition presentations
Behind the scenes video focus on student impact of Raptor Tank program
Raptor Tank Finalists Overview, 2015-2016
2016 Raptor Tank MCTV Documentary