Applications now open for Whitman’s Orange Tank competition

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Last year’s Orange Tank Winners: Jack Adler and Sam Holland, Out2Win; Bruno Hauger- Gonzalez, Ambassadoor; Selim Dangoor, Munch Jerky

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is accepting applications by September 11 for this year’s Orange Tank Competition, to be held September 30 at 2 p.m. Current students and alumni entrepreneurs from the Whitman School can apply for a chance to pitch their business venture to a panel of accomplished judges and vie for part of the $42,000 in cash prizes. Monetary awards will be given to the ventures finishing in first ($5,000), second ($2,500) and third ($1,000) place in both the student and alumni categories. A grand prize of $25,000 will be awarded to the competition’s top overall finisher among the two first-place ventures, so contestants will be competing for as much as $30,000.

Three alumni and three student ventures will be selected from the applicants to pitch at the competition. Those chosen will have five minutes to pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A from the judges, who will be looking for:

  • Market potential
  • Differentiation and economic feasibility
  • Ability to protect intellectual property, technology
  • Sound execution strategy
  • Scalability of the business
  • Proposed use of finances
  • Expertise and abilities of the founder(s)
  • Quality of pitch

All applicants must submit an executive summary using the application form linked below to Todd Moss at by the deadline. The application can be up to three pages of content to identify your project. All ventures must have a Whitman alumni or student founder or co-founder to apply. Finalists selected to pitch will be notified by Sept. 16, 2022.

Questions should be directed to Todd Moss at

Application Form
Read more here.