Marc Sparks is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist based in Dallas, Texas. Although he doesn’t have much of a formal education, having only graduated high school with a C+ in the year 1975, he has successfully founded and operated more than a dozen companies. He attributes all his success at what he does to his keen instinct. He also acknowledges God in everything that he has acquired. Marc has also written a book “They Can’t Eat You,” which can be found on Amazon. The book elaborates on his success journey.
Marc Sparks believes that with great success, comes greater responsibility. This is the reason why he is involved in numerous projects, giving back to the community and helping others raise their social statuses. It was in endeavor of this great course that Sparks decided to start Spark Tank.
The idea sparked from Lynne Sipiora, whom he met over 15 years ago and together have started a number of charitable projects. Lynne saw potential in entrepreneurs who had excellent ideas but had to means to materialize them. She managed to convince Sparks that tapping on such high raw talent would achieve high success, both for the entrepreneurs and the community.
Sparks welcomed the idea and together they started the Spark Tank. Spark Tank is a program that allows entrepreneurs get access to a $ 5, 000 grant to develop their ideas. This program is sort of a competition where applicants that have been recruited are given opportunity and resources to showcase their talent and what they would do if they got the grant. Read more: What a Venture Capitalist like Marc Sparks Wants From a Presentation and They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success
The recruitment for this program will be happening around mid- July of this year. All applicants are supposed to have filed their applications by then.
After the recruitment, those selected will be allowed to present their ideas on a designated date in August. Here the applicants will address the Spark Tank panel, will have to show their creativity, innovativeness and passion. Also, they will need to elaborate on what adjustments they would make to match the success achieved through their projects.
So who are eligible to apply? Companies in most industries are free to apply, including arts, human service and animal service. However, faith- based charities, United Way Charities, National Charities and Political Action Committees are not eligible for this program.
Through this program, Sparks hopes to reach to entrepreneurs within and without the boundaries of Texas. Entrepreneurs, who have the passion and everything else that it takes to succeed but do not have the capital. This program is bound to make the dreams of many seed entrepreneurs come true.
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