Entrepreneurs and business practitioners of Latin America, take on the challenge thrown down by our MBA sharks and pitch your business idea for a chance to be considered for a scholarship of up to 100% to The Essex MBA.
13:00 - 16:00
Networking or social
Essex Business School
Neal Robertson email@example.com
Join Essex Business School for our version of Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs and business practitioners of Latin America can pitch to win a scholarship to The Essex MBA.
Our sharks would like to hear your business idea. Following the format of the TV show Shark Tank you’ll deliver a short pitch based on a business idea.
At the start of their pitch each candidate will be asked to summarise their business idea in the form of a one minute elevator pitch. You’ll then spend around five minutes expanding your ideas by presenting your idea using the ‘business canvas’ template that we will supply. Finally our sharks will then have a few minutes to ask you questions. A full brief will be sent by email to registered candidates.
You should aim to demonstrate the passion, energy and positivity that will make you feel at home as part of the The Essex MBA. Remember, it’s more about you as an individual and potential MBA candidate than the actual product, service or other business you are pitching.
Before the pitch you will have the opportunity to find out more about Essex, Essex Business School and The Essex MBA by joining the welcome webinar. Details of the webinar will be shared with you once you register for the event.
The winner of Essex MBA Virtual Shark Tank (Latin America) will be considered for a scholarship for the full-time Essex MBA programme for October 2021 entry. The scholarship will be awarded as a discount on your fee and could be worth up to 100%.*
Even if you’re not the winner, you may still receive a scholarship offer as your attendance at the event will act as your MBA admissions interview, meaning by taking part you will automatically be considered for the MBA Dean’s Award. You will have the opportunity to make an impression on the Director of the Essex MBA, Professor Nicolas Forsans, and receive career advice and advice on your own business ideas.
Director of the Essex MBA and Professor of ManagementEssex Business School, University of Essex
Professor Nicolas Forsans is Director of the Essex MBA and an expert in Management in emerging economics and the rise of emerging multinationals from Asia. Nicolas is looking for a unique take on new and old ideas in the Shark Tank.
International Officer (Latin America & Caribbean)Communications and External Relations, University of Essex
Keeley is based in the Communications and External Relations section where she leads the university’s student recruitment and marketing efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is looking forward to hearing innovative and socially responsible business cases from this year’s Shark Tank candidates.
Head of Start-up SupportEssex Startups @ StudioX, University of Essex
Andy Mew is the Head of Start-Up Support at the University of Essex and is based in Studio X, the business incubation hub at the brand new Innovation Centre at our Colchester Campus. Andy has his own business as a copywriter on the side and is excited to see what your side project could become.
|Schedule (timings in GMT)*|
Join the welcome session and Q&A
|13.30||Introducing the Essex MBA and our Sharks|
Introductory presentation on the Essex MBA (MBA Director, Professor Nicolas Forsans). Meet our Sharks and housekeeping about how this online event will take place
Pitches to the sharks (We’ll contact you after sign up to assign you a 10 minute slot, subject to availability. If all slots are full we may place you on a waiting list.)
*This schedule is subject to change. The final timings will be communicated to all registered candidates by email in advance of the event.