The “Shark Tank of Wellness” competition asks students to submit a future-focused, innovative wellness idea, product or service that has the potential to become a profitable business venture. Each individual or team is required to submit a 1-2 minute video and the Concept Submission Form detailing the concept.
The wellness industry is defined broadly and innovations in sectors such as architecture/design, beauty, education, fitness, hospitality, investment, medicine, nutrition, real estate, spa, technology, travel, and tourism are sought.
Three top finalists will be selected from the submissions by the “Wellness Sharks,” played by wellness industry leaders, and announced on August 15, 2018. The three students and their professors will be flown to the 2018 Global Wellness Summit, October 6-8, 2018 in Cesena, Italy to present their ideas on stage to win their share of the $10,000 prize money.
- The competition is open to both individuals and teams of students over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world;
- The contestants must be undergraduate students (working towards a one or two year diploma, a four year Bachelor’s degree or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification) or graduate/post-graduate students (working towards a masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD degree) in a university or college of distinction at the time they develop and submit their concept.
Please note, if a team is chosen as one of the top three finalists, the team leader will be flown to Italy along with his/her professor or faculty advisor.