Jan 30, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Wednesday

Wed Jan 30, 5:30 PM - Wed Jan 30, 7:00 PM

Marvin Center

Betts Theatre (1st Floor by main elevators), Washington, DC 20052

Community: Washington DC

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Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show, has taken America by storm and has inspired many spinoff shows. The business-themed show that has become a culturally defining series and inspires a nation to dream bi

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Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show, has taken America by storm and has inspired many spinoff shows. The business-themed show that has become a culturally defining series and inspires a nation to dream bigger recently amassed an amazing $100 million in deals offered in the Tank.
The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is excited to bring in a panel of previous Shark Tank participants and current DC-based entrepreneurs to talk with budding student entrepreneurs on campus about what it takes to really get in front of an investor and how to land those imperative business deals.
Join us for an exciting night where you (the students) get to drive the conversation. Bring your questions! 


Panelists:

Brett Thompson, Pork Barrel BBQ (Season 1, Episode 6)

Brett Thompson is co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ and Jos. A. Magnus & Co. distillery.  He appeared on the first season of Shark Tank and his company Pork Barrel BBQ received an investment from Barbara Corcoran.  The company has been on three updates on Shark Tank, and featured on Beyond the Tank.  Brett received a degree in Public Policy Analysis from the College of William and Mary and holds a law degree from Washington University School of Law.  He loves the adventure of life as an entrepreneur, and his company Pork Barrel is driven  by it's motto "reward lives in the house of risk."

Ben Young, Nexercise (Sworkit) (Season 7, Episode 18)

Ben Young is the CEO and cofounder of Sworkit. The business was conceived from his personal frustrations of trying to stay in shape while working a very demanding job, raising a family, and continuing his education. Sworkit has been downloaded over 40 million of times, and helped countless people create healthier fitness habits. Ben appeared on Season 7 of Shark Tank in 2016 where he pitched the idea and scored the largest tech deal on the show at the time - 1.5 million dollars for 10% of the company. Since the show, Sworkit has more than doubled revenue year over year, and remained profitable without having to raise any additional capital. Ben holds a bachelors of science in computer science from UVA and an MBA from Wharton.

Krista Woods, GloveStix (Seaso

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