The Shark Tank of Wellness competition is a global challenge where students submit their innovative ideas for the wellness industry for a chance to win prize money and a trip to the annual Global Wellness Summit. From the submissions received, three students will be chosen as finalists to present their ideas at the Global Wellness Summit. During the event, the finalists will present their ideas on stage in front of the attending delegates and the judging panel, or “Wellness Sharks.” The judges then deliberate and, later in the day, award the prize money; first place receives US$5,000, second place $3,000, and third place $2,000.
The competition is open to students over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world. Contestants must be an undergraduate student (working toward a one- or two-year diploma, a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification) or a graduate/postgraduate student (working toward a Master’s, MBA, JD, MD or PhD degree) in a university or college of distinction at the time they develop and submit their concept. Contestants must be either a full-time or part-time student at a university or college.
Contestants must have a professor or faculty advisor from their school who serves as a mentor for their submission.
Contestants may participate as an individual or as a team. Please note that if contestants participate as a team and the team is chosen as one of the three finalists, only the team leader will be flown to the Global Wellness Summit along with his/her professor or faculty advisor.