StarTank

Bringing innovation and ideas together with connections and capital. 

We’re the Star Tank Summit.

What’s the big idea?  

Mark your calendar! The region’s first investment focused entrepreneurial event returns on  January 16 – 17, 2019. Deadline for pitch submission is January 4, 2019. Registration for the Summit will be open early December.

Are you ready to take your existing business to new heights? Do you have an invention and a business plan, but lack the investors that will take your product to the next level? Have you created an App or new technology that will be sought after by millions, but don’t have the funds to take it to market?

If you answered yes, it is time to apply for the 5th Annual Roanoke Star Tank on January 17th and present your concept to a panel of local investors who are anxious to become business partners with someone in our region.

Since our inaugural year in 2014, hundreds of business owners, inventors and entrepreneurs have applied to present their existing or new business concepts to our Star Tank panel of accredited investors.

Why? Because Star Tank offers a unique opportunity to put your existing or new business concept in front of investors with the interest and money to assist. A few presenters have been offered deals on the spot, many have made great business connections and all have received invaluable business advice from a room filled with successful entrepreneurs and corporate experts. No matter the pitch, the atmosphere at Star Tank is always exciting and the demeanor always friendly and respectful.

Star Tank Summit 2019

This year’s expanded Star Tank promises to be our most exciting ever. We’ve added an evening Valley Innovation Council kick-off event on January 16th with special guest speaker, Thomas Osha, plus a panel of innovators in our region to share their stories on the past, present and future focus on innovation.  Then, we start our morning on January 17th with an all-inclusive fire-side event geared towards entrepreneurs with special guest speaker, Patrick Henderson from Protos Security. Finally, late morning we’ll start the Star Tank Pitch Event where application finalists will get a chance to shine in front of regional investors to see if their idea has what it takes to get funded and get the chance of a lifetime to work with experienced mentors that can take the idea to the next level!

The only way Star Tank is a success is if we make you a success.