Springboard Enterprises

Dolphin Tank

DOLPHIN TANK

 
 

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions for entrepreneurs to receive constructive insights from knowledgeable professionals. Dolphin Tanks aren’t about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea – they’re about channeling the expertise of the people in the room. The Dolphin Tank is an interactive discussion led by an expert panel that focuses on one thing: “How can we help?” The objective is to provide connections and advice to enable entrepreneurs to overcome their challenges and capitalize on their opportunities.

THREE CORE ELEMENTS
Our Dolphin Tank sessions have been featured in corporate board rooms, business school competitions, and at entrepreneurial association conferences across the world. While the venues and audiences may change, every session shares three core elements:

THE PRESENTERS

Companies are selected through an application process or by referral from our partners and affiliates. Guidelines and prep calls are provided.

THE PITCH

Companies deliver a 2-minute pitch, including a specific “ask” addressing a challenge or a unique opportunity.

THE AUDIENCE

Solutions, connections, and strategies are crowd-sourced from the audience, and all are provided a means to connect digitally.

 
 

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UPCOMING DOLPHIN TANKS

2019

PAST DOLPHIN TANKS

2019

  • March 9th: Dolphin Tank with The Female Quotient – Austin, TX

  • March 8th: Dolphin Tank with Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

  • April 25th: Dolphin Tank with .CO – San Francisco, CA

  • May 2nd: Dolphin Tank with BU Spark! – Boston, MA

  • May 14th: Dolphin Tank with DWT – Seattle, WA

  • June 25th: Dolphin Tank with DWT: Social Impact Tech – San Francisco, CA

  • July 23rd: Dolphin Tank with Women Founders Network – Los Angeles, CA

2018

  • January 10th: Dolphin Tank with The Female Quotient – Las Vegas, NV

  • March 22nd: Dolphin Tank with Beacon and the Fashion Innovation Alliance – Washington, DC

  • April 25th: BU Spark! – Boston, MA

  • April 19th: Boston Angel Capital Association – Boston, MA

  • April 3rd: Dolphin Tank with the University of Maryland Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship – College Park, MD

  • May 4th: Dolphin Tank with Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

  • May 15th: Dolphin Tank with Bowie Innovation Center – Bowie, MD

  • May 17th: Dolphin Tank with Davis Wright Tremaine – Boulder, CO

  • June 18th: Dolphin Tank with 10kSB and Long Beach City College – Long Beach, CA

  • June 21st: Dolphin Tank with Davis & Gilbert – NYC

  • June 28th: Beacon Dolphin Tank with the Global Good Fund, and Rethink Impact at Google – Washington, DC

  • July 25th: Dolphin Tank with Davis Wright Tremaine – LA/Santa Monica

  • September 12th: Dolphin Tank with Women Founders Network – LA

  • October 2nd: Fashion Tech Dolphin Tank with Davis Wright Tremaine – NYC

  • November 15th: Dolphin Tank with The George Washington University – DC

2017

  • February 8: International Dolphin Tank – Gothenburg at Connect2Capital Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden

  • February 10: International Dolphin Tank – Stockholm at Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden

  • February 24: International Dolphin Tank – Sydney at Town Hall in Sydney, Australia

  • February 27: International Dolphin Tank – Singapore at The Great Room Offices in Singapore

  • March 12: SXSW Dolphin Tank at The Sunset Room in Austin, TX

  • May 3: Dolphin Tank with Bowie Innovation Center, MD

  • May 9: Dolphin Tank with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Washington DC

  • May 17th: Dolphin Tank with 10kSB and Long Beach City College, CA

  • June 15th: Dolphin Tank with Verizon, Washington DC

  • July 12th: Dolphin Tank with K&L Gates , Washington DC

  • July 20th: Dolphin Tank with Davis Wright Tremaine, San Francisco, CA

  • August 23rd: Dolphin Tank at The Forward Festival, Madison, WI

  • September 13th: Dolphin Tank with Davis Wright Tremaine, NYC

  • September 14th: Dolphin Tank with D&G Law, NYC

  • October 2nd: Dolphin Tank Launching Techweek DC – Washington, DC

  • October 2nd: Dolphin Tank with the Women Founders Network – Los Angeles, CA

  • October 4th: Dolphin Tank with George Washington University – Washington, DC

  • October 16th: Dolphin Tank with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – Seattle, WA

  • November 2nd: Dolphin Tank at George Washington University – Washington, DC

  • November 8-10th: Dolphin Tank in Grand Rapids & Detroit, MI