Trout Tank gives local food and restaurant entrepreneurs a shot at funding dollars
26-Oct-2015 to 26-Oct-2015
ABC's hit TV show Shark Tank pits inventors and small-business hopefuls against one another to battle for investment dollars in front of a panel of ruthless judges. Here in Colorado, the concept has been translated into something a little less, well, cutthroat. The Metro Denver Small Business Development Center is calling its version Trout Tank, and it is putting on the event four times a year to give local entrepreneurs a shot at funding for their clever ideas. This fall the organization, a branch of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, is teaming with Mission Yogurt to host Trout Tank: Food Frenzy, the first industry-specific edition, which will give food and restaurant aspirants a chance to "move their business from a dream to a reality,” according to SBDC director Abram Sloss. »Read the Westword article here.