‘Shark Tank’ style competition underway at Montgomery County Community College

Gaetan Giannini, (left) dean of Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, likened the pitch presentation to the popular TV series “Shark Tank.” With Giannini, Wayne Kimmel, center and former MCCC president Karen A. Stout. (Image courtesy The Times Herald)

Aspiring entrepreneurs were treated to a blast-off in grand style for the third annual Karen A. Stout Start-Up Accelerator Fund competition at Montgomery County Community College’s Parkhouse Hall Atrium on Monday.

The program, named in honor of President Emerita Karen A. Stout, fired up the would-be tycoons with some confidence-building tips provided by venture capitalist Wayne Kimmel, who shared insights from his new book, “Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel,” writes Gary Puleo for The Times Herald. 

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Kimmel’s sage investments, which might hopefully embolden any endeavoring entrepreneur in search of advice, have included Grubhub and Nutrisystem.

The event was also streamed live to the college’s West Campus in Pottstown.

Budding entrepreneurs are required to submit their business plans by Feb. 28, 2018 at www.mc3.edu/accelerator. From those submissions, around six applicants will then be chosen to come out to the college next April to pitch their business concepts to a panel of judges, who will award between $1,000 and $25,000 to help launch or grow their business ventures, explained (Gaetan) Giannini, (dean of Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives), who likened the pitch presentation to the popular TV series “Shark Tank.”

Montgomery County Community College continues to be recognized nationally for its model programs and initiatives in student success, community service, sustainability, and building a model workplace. Below are some of our recent awards and acknowledgements of the excellent work we do and the services we provide, according to their website. 

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