Shark Tank at Smitha Middle School

Smitha Middle School Business Education students participate in Shark Tank. Business Education course standards in Shark Tank project.


Smitha Middle School’s Business class recently partnered with Operation Hope/Wells Fargo. Every Monday over an eight-week journey, a guest speaker came in and spoke about creating a business. The class turned this concept into a giant Shark Tank project and wrapped it around business class standards! The movement caught momentum, and the class ended up receiving a $2,000 donation for student projects.

The students had to compose a business pitch, PowerPoint/Website showcasing their business and pass a preliminary round to enter the final “Shark Tank” round. Out of approximately 40 teams, 12 teams went to the finals. From those 12 teams, four will win a $500 grant to start their business and work with a business mentor for a year to see it come to life.


Jacquelina Brown, Supervisor
Career • Technology • Agriculture Education

Contributing Author: Mr. Elliott Paulk, Business Education Teacher, Smitha Middle School

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