Deadline Is Today to Apply for YBI’s 2023 Shark Tank

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Today is the last day for entrepreneurs to apply for a spot in the Youngstown Business Incubator’s Shark Tank event in October, where they could win a share of at least $30,000 in prize awards.

YBI Shark Tank will offer a group of entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the YBI celebrity sharks and investors in front of a live audience on Oct. 19 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman and gain exposure for their businesses.

In 2022, more than 70 regional startup entrepreneurs and innovators applied, with only five selected to present their pitches before the celebrity sharks, local and regional angel investors, venture capitalists, potential investors and more than 600 guests.

Shark Tank, the YBI’s largest fundraiser of the year, allows the incubator to continue serving entrepreneurs, the business community and others. Throughout 2022, YBI served more than 500 clients through its programs and initiatives: Evolve Technology Entrepreneurship, Additive Manufacturing, International-YBI, Minority Business Assistance Center, Women in Entrepreneurship, Youth Entrepreneurship and Youth Xperience.

For more information or to apply, click HERE.

The YBI also announced that Finding Fernando Fridays are here. The incubator will drop hints on its social media pages about Fernando the shark’s secret destination around the Mahoning Valley. Snap a selfie with Fernando at his surprise spot and tag the YBI on social media to win a prize.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.