In May 2019, Greatness Beyond Measure (GBM) hosted it’s eighth annual Shark Tank competition for local young entrepreneurs. The GBM Shark Tank was created to inspire and develop entrepreneurial skills and training for teens. This pitch competition tested and critiqued participants communication, persuasion, creativity and marketing skills, using GBM’s Mission:
“Empowering Teens for Life . . . To Believe, To Achieve, While Igniting the Genius Within.”
As the Emerging CEO, teens had to sell a product or a concept to a group of investors, GBM Sharks, in a boardroom setting. Jacob pitched the Sharks on his Dollar Donations nonprofit micro donations business. He took home a second place trophy!
“This was a great experience and really taught me a lot. I had to fine-tune my business plan and be prepared to answer all of the different Sharks’ questions,” Jacob reflected. “I also had the opportunity to meet some really amazing people.”