You can be a SHARK for a DAY

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location Notes: 

University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center
Kachina Room, 3rd Level

1303 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719

You can be SHARK for a DAY — An Interactive Workshop Where YOU Evaluate Startups for Success

This special edition of Shark for a Day is specifically for Engineering and Optical Sciences faculty, researchers and graduate students.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
Kachina Lounge, Student Union Memorial Center, Level 3


Are you a UA faculty member or researcher considering a startup? Do you have an invention that you think might have greater impact for industry or the public?

This workshop gives you a taste of the tools expert investors use to evaluate startups.


At this UA version of “Shark Tank,” you and your colleagues will be the sharks, learning a variety of quick-to-use tools and techniques to evaluate what makes an investment-ready university startup.


Then, you’ll apply those ideas, listening to a pitch and scoring it on its potential for success.

Join the Tech Launch Arizona team of experts as we explore what makes for startup success and answer your questions after the frenzy.

Will the startup have teeth and be worthy of funding? Or will there be blood in the water?

This event is for UA faculty, researchers and graduate students. Lunch will be provided for all who register in advance. If you have dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your own snacks and join us.

Event Contact: Aileen Dingus, Coordinator, Venture Development – (520) 626-4606 or

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