What is the Poe Man's Challenge?
The Poe Man's Challenge is a "Shark Tank" style competition that has two components, both happening on March 30th.
Ten entrepreneurs will get selected to participate out of those who enter. Get general event info here.
Poe Man's Challenge Part One:
The first part is volunteering to teach at-risk youth about entrepreneurship and how to pitch your company in front of a panel of judges.
Selected entrepreneurs will get a team of 2-3 students to teach them about their company. The students will get 3 minutes to pitch your company followed by 3 minutes of questions. The winning team of students will receive scholarships from the Poe Man's Dream Foundation.
Poe Man's Challenge Part Two:
The second part features each entrepreneur with 3 minutes to pitch his or her company followed by 3 minutes of questions from the judges. The winner will receive an investment from Dontari. Confirmed Judges include Dontari Poe, Marvin Liao (500 Startups), Don Loeb (Techstars) and Elizabeth Yin (500 Startups).