One thing that you can say about Marc Sparks is that he is always keeping himself busy and now he has developed yet another interest. The concept of the “Spark Tank” is to encourage companies with an innovative social concept to have their executives present their entrepreneurial plan to create success in society. Representatives of not for profit organizations around his area of Texas were encouraged to submit plans and explain what they would do with $5,000 to significantly impact the lives of people in a positive way.
Round one of the Spark Tank has happened and through careful deliberation, three finalists were chosen. They were The House of Eli, a transitional living facility, Metro Relief, a mobile soup kitchen, and Dogs Matter, providing foster care for pets of addicts.
Each of the three was brought together to give their presentations to the Spark Tank Panel on April 27th. Each of the presentations was creative and unique but in the end, there could only be one winner and it was Dogs Matter. This was done after a long and detailed deliberation, and it was clear that there are a lot of great efforts to help others out there. Read more: @msparks5010
That, of course, is not the end of the Spark Tank, round two is being geared up as we speak. The deadline to get submissions into the committee is July 15th. The same process will be followed there as the top three candidates for enhancing social change will be chosen and invited in to give their presentation in person. Read more: Marc Sparks – Profile – Disqus
This will encourage socially minded entrepreneurs who practice “out of the box” thinking to get their ideas and programs together for the program. There will be a third round kicking off in October as well. Marc Sparks sees this as a great way to give back and to encourage those who provide help to others in need.
Marc Sparks is a serial entrepreneur who has long supported charitable organizations like The Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter in Collin County, Texas. It has grown from a small operation to one that runs on a $3 million budget today.
Sparks has started and developed a number of different business ventures over the years. He currently helps new businesses incubate into successful endeavors through his company Timber Creek Capital. He believes firmly that by following successful rules and disciplines, it is going to result in profits. Timber Creek Capital currently has room for three businesses to take up residence in their facility. They are given the best atmosphere, equipment, and guidance to reach success. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://about.me/marc_sparks
Starting the Spark Tank is a natural extension of the core philosophy that Marc Sparks employs in all of his business endeavors. His belief that there is no one way to find success has propelled his entrepreneurial career through that last 20 years and is chronicled in his book, They can’t Eat You.