Marc Sparks is a published author, venture capitalist, and successful businessman, extraordinaire. His book, “They Can’t Eat You” which can be purchased on Amazon, clearly outlines his journey to success.
Therein, Sparks tells of his path to business greatness to assist others along their own path to business success. As a venture capitalist, he provides businesses with start-up capital to catapult them to their next level of business.
He has been dubbed a ‘serial entrepreneur’ in reference to his habit of starting and funding many businesses. Marc Sparks sees every person as successful and provides means and support for that success in the lives of as many people as he possibly can. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital and Marc Sparks – Profile – Disqus
That is the spirit in which Spark Tank was created. Sparks, working alongside Lynne Sipiora, one who Sparks trusts and respects greatly, believes that the social service sector has within its ranks a fair share of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.
Via Spark Tank, administrators from social services can apply for $5,000 to take their services to the next level, just as the traditional start-up businesses he works with.
The Spark Tank (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/marcsparks) application process is simple and the requirements are straightforward. Applicants must have two years of history as a 501c3 organization, provide services to humans and/or animals, and have no political affiliation.
Faith-based entities requesting support for nonreligious purposes may also complete an application. The current round of applications will be due by July 15, 2016. Finalists from this round will present their ideas to the Spark Tank panel, in person, in August of 2016.
The focus of the application is to learn the clear, concise answer social service administrators will provide to the question: “What could you do with $5,000.00 that would impact lives?” The response to that query will most likely yield a winning result if the following key presentation guidelines are considered and adhered to. Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9661324.Marc_Sparks and https://angel.co/marcsparks3
• Use data that is relevant to your program and present that data in ways that clarify the message it gives.
• Use visuals wisely. Make certain they have a clear purpose that goes beyond dressing up the presentation.
• Include the entire team in the presentation. It gives the panelists an up close and personal view of who will be using the funding. It also gives your team a space within which to share the purpose and passion of your work; you become more than completed forms and great ideas.
• Keep all information clear, concise and relevant; use every minute wisely.
Though Spark Tank is conceptually unique for most in the business world, with its focus on social services, administrators who apply are most fortunate. It will be exciting to see how Starks will bless the world next.