The sports industry is booming with new technology and new ideas every day. This is the opportunity to present your company or idea to our group of investors at the 2016 Sports Tank in Charlotte, NC on April 1st.
Sports Tank is the worlds only sports specific pitch event. Providing sports-related startup companies the opportunity to pitch to investors. We invite sports-minded entrepreneurs to apply to Sports Tank!


After a detailed application process 10 Companies will be selected to pitch to a group of 5 investors, Sports Advisory Panel and successful entrepreneurs on April 1, 2016. Each company will have 3 minutes to make their presentation and an additional 10 minutes to negotiate thereafter. A private social follows the event for further deal flow.


  • 5 Venture Capitalists
  • Sports Advisory Panel
  • Expenses-Paid Trip to Pitch
  • Sports Tank U

2016 Sports Advisory Panel

Unique to Sports Tank, this panel of prominent sports executives will be on hand to provide real-time feedback and advice.


2015 Sports Tank Investment Panel

Following each pitch the investment panel will have 10 minutes to ask questions and negotiate possible funding live on stage.

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Sports Tank Schedule

April 1, 2016

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    4:00PM: Doors Open

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    4:30PM: Introductions

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    5:00PM: Pitches Begin

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    6:15PM: Intermission

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    6:30PM: Sports Tank Pitch

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    6:45PM: Pitches Continue

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    8:00PM: Closing


to Pitch at Sports Tank

*Domestic flight only

- 10 Companies Selected to Pitch
- 5 Strategic Investors
- Sports Advisory Panel
- All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Sports Tank

Deadline to Apply is March 1st
For More Information See Below

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- 1 College Student Led Company Selected to Pitch
- Undergraduate & Graduate Students Eligible
- All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Sports Tank
- Up to $50,000 Available in Funding

Deadline to Apply is March 1st
For More Information See Below

Apply Now

Sports Tank U

In addition to the 10 startups presenting, this year we will select one applicant founded by a current college student(s) to present at Sports Tank. With the increase in entrepreneurship training at the university level we have decided to reward one winner the opportunity to present to investors and sports executives. Apply below for your chance to present at Sports Tank 2016!

Selection Process

Following the reception of your application TPG staff will review all materials and rank among other submissions. After evaluating all of the applications submitted and making sure all of the finalists fit the Sports Tank criteria, we will notify the final 10 startups and one college startup of their opportunity to attend Sports Tank. Once your company has been ruled out of participating we will notify you immediately.


Please be advised that you must meet the following eligibility requirements (which may be changed at any time by TPG Sports Group at its discretion) in order to participate in Sports Tank:

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    You must be 18 years of age or older

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    You must be able to present in person

Timeline of Application Process

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    March 1, 2016: Applications deadline

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    March 7, 2016: The 10 companies chosen will be notified

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    April 1, 2015: Sports Tank presentations

Sports Tank

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