Eleven Wilson students will pitch their business startup ideas to a panel of outside experts in a live-streamed zoom event similar to ABC’s popular Shark Tank entrepreneurial show. It will take place on Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., and you can watch it live at https://wilson.zoom.us/j/97768117894.

Prof. Thomas Armstrong will act as the host and introduce the students. Each student will have three minutes to present their business idea, then take questions from the panel. This year’s experts are Robin Burtner, Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center director, BDC. Kelly S. Wylam, Innovation Partnership (iPart} director, and Malcolm Furman, an analyst for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The panelists will offer the students advice and evaluate their proposals.

Student startup ideas include food in spray cans to distract pets at veterinary practices, a shoe retailer, an HVAC business, pet massage therapy, and others. “This is experiential learning at its best,” said Armstrong. “You come up with your idea, you own it, and you present it.”

Published: November 19, 2020