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On April 11th on the Rockville Campus, student entrepreneurs of will compete in the Raptor Tank Business Pitch Competition! This year is the third year. The pitch competition was modeled after ABC’S hit show Shark Tank. This year, six business ideas will be presented to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $5,000 in seed money.

What is Raptor Tank?

Raptor Tank is designed to promote student start-up ideas and economic development by bringing together students with mentors and judges from the entrepreneurial community in a real-life business challenge.

General Overview

The competition generally begins during the fall semester. Orientations are held at the start of the semester to discuss the program expectations and timeline. Students then submit an executive summary of a business plan to a panel of faculty, staff, students, and/or business professionals for review by the end of the semester.  During the spring semester, selected finalists attend a series of workshops with subject matter experts regarding entrepreneurship. These finalists then make a business pitch to a panel of external judges (primarily local entrepreneurs). The judges select the winning participants who receive up to $5,000 in seed money to start and/or grow the business venture. Interested participants may contact Hannah Weiser at or

How can I participate next year? 

Easy! Simply:

  • attend a Raptor Tank Workshop
  • prepare and submit an executive summary of your business concept
  • turn it in by Dec. 1st

Don’t forget to come out on April 11th for this year’s Raptor Tank Competiton.

-Till next time

Bob Okroajuzie

Hello, I am Bob Ndubuisi Okoroajuzie. Honestly speaking, Christ is the center of my life or at least I try to make him the center. If it doesn’t relate to Christ, it doesn’t relate to me. I became more fond of him through the reading of his word, the same way you’ll become more fond of me through my blogs. Some are surprised when I tell them things like this, or even comment saying, “Oh you’re one of those”. I sometimes laugh because this is my mindset, but I still have a good time. I know when to be serious and when to relax, so the key component in my life is balance. Loving, honesty, and amusing make up Bob. 

I am currently majoring in Business at Montgomery College. My end goal is to graduate from UMD College Park Business school and attend law school (corporate law). I'm passionate about mentoring students and being mentored. Being mentored at a young age has truly helped shape me as a young man. Truly, being a student blogger is an honor. Sharing my experience at MC and providing information will benefit current and future students at Montgomery College. 

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