Who are the judges?

We expect to have an all-star panel of judges, including Monumental Sport’s own Ted Leonsis. We will let you know when more are confirmed. 


When and where are the presentations and how will the room be set up?

The event will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2020, 5-7pm. Presentations will take place over Zoom and will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.


How long are the presentations?

Each finalist will have 3 minutes to deliver a presentation, with 5-6 minutes of Q&A session to follow. Only judges will be asking questions. Members of the audience are expected to remain quiet. 


How many finalists will present?

Eight finalist teams will be invited to present.


Will all finalists receive money?

All eight teams invited to present at Bark Tank will receive a cash prize of some amount with the top prize of $30,000 going to the first place team. In addition, there will be a People’s Choice Award in which the audience gets to vote for their favorite venture.


Who on the teams can present?

Only current Georgetown students or recent graduates (graduated within the last 6 months) will be allowed to make the 3-minute presentation. Other members of your team may be present and help answer questions. Please keep in mind that the purpose of this prize is to help Georgetown student entrepreneurs, so we advise that non-Georgetown team members should not play a leading role even in the Q&A.

How will the judges evaluate my presentation and my company?

The judges will evaluate finalists using the following criteria:

  • Feasibility: Does this business seem likely to succeed?

  • Team: Do you have confidence in this entrepreneur/team?

  • Values:  How well does this business incorporate Georgetown’s core values? 

  • Impact: Is prize money likely to make a difference for the company?


Will the judges know anything about my company in advance?

The judges will not be provided any information on the companies in advance of the event, other than what they might read in the press release, which includes team names & brief company descriptions.