The Zingale Big Idea Competition is a funding request presentation contest sponsored by Allegheny College. For the first time in the competition’s history, area residents can compete for $10,000 in cash prizes by presenting their ideas for a business or nonprofit based in Crawford County.
The contest emulates the experiences seen on the popular CNBC broadcast, Shark Tank (but with a heart). Unlike Shark Tank, the Zingale Big Idea distinguished panel of judges do more than evaluate the teams’ business models – they offer constructive feedback, coach and encourage.
Three workshops are scheduled to help participants prepare for the competition. These are open to Allegheny students as well as local community members who want to participate in the Crawford County Community track. Workshops will take place on campus in Quigley Auditorium from 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, February 4, Workshop #1: Developing Your Big Idea (register by Feb. 3)
Thursday, February 20, Workshop #2: Financial & Marketing Plans (register by Feb. 19)
Tuesday, March 24, Workshop #3: Pitching Your Idea (register by March 23)
Registration is required. To register, email Sarah Holt, Quigley Hall Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.