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Piranha Pond Pitch Party 2018

  • 14 Mar 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723


  • Note: you should only pay this fee if you want to be considered by the Committee to pitch in front of the investor panels.
  • If you are affiliated with BEN, 128 ICG, Cape Cod Technology Council, MDG, The EntreTech Forum, and the Venture Forum, then you are qualified for this ticket type.
  • This ticket requires you to show a valid UMass Dartmouth ID at the registration desk on event date.

Registration is closed

You've heard of the SHARK TANK, welcome to the PIRANHA POND

What is the Piranha Pond? 

It is a "pitch party" where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be "In" or "Out." If they are "In" they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are "Out" there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why s/he will not move forward with the presenter. For more information and Investor Bios, click here

For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR's. If the company's product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.

NOTE: please read the Entrepreneur Guidelines (PDF file) before applying. There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered.

Entrepreneur Guidelines

A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.

 This is a public event

General Admission - $30

SNEEF Alliances - $25

SNEEF Members - No Charge

UMass Dartmouth Students & Faculty- No Charge 

UMass Dartmouth

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

Contact us at
Office: +1 (508) 999-8056

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