The society we live in has made us believe that success can only come after getting exceptional grades in high school and then attending a prestigious college. There is, however, one person who has proved this notion wrong. Marc Sparks graduated from college with an average grade of C+, but this did not stop him from becoming an entrepreneurs’ entrepreneur.
Using his expertise in business planning and strategy, Marc has guided many companies to financial success.
According to Crunchbase and Angel.co, Marc Sparks believes that success is not brought by luck but rather by hard work. He credits his success in business to his faith in God and the positive attitude he has acquired after several setbacks in his career. Despite being very successful, Marc does not think of himself better than others. That explains why he is so generous in sharing about what has made him successful. In his book “They Can’t Eat You,” Marc outlines his path to success to encourage others.
Marc Sparks knows too well that without financing, start-ups cannot go anywhere. As a venture capitalist, he has given many promising start-up businesses money, and many have become very successful. He is also a renowned philanthropist who has donated to several programs in Texas in addition to being a volunteer in several organizations.
When it comes to helping other entrepreneurs, Marc Sparks never gets tired. Spark Tank is his latest endeavor that is a social innovation challenge aimed at empowering social entrepreneurs to change the world. The winner of the challenge is awarded $5,000 to continue impacting lives in the community.
Two rounds of the Spark Tank Social Innovation Challenge have been completed, and the winners announced. In Round One of the challenge, a total of 14 applications from across Texas were received. The three finalists were House of Eli, Metro Relief and Dogs Matter.
Dogs Matter was announced the winner and was presented with a trophy and a check for $5,000. Many more applications were received in Round Two where the winner was Mommies in Need. The two other finalists were House of Eli and Families to Freedom.
Applications to Round Three will be open as from September to Oct. 1, 2016. The applications must be made online. The eligible applicants are only 501(c) (3) organizations that have been operating for less than two years. Read more: Marc Sparks (Author of They Can’t Eat You) – Goodreads
A panel carefully reviews each application before choosing three finalists. The chosen finalists are given a maximum of 10 minutes each to present their ideas before the panel in person. A Q&A session follows the presentations where each finalist is given a maximum of 10 minutes to respond to questions. Each program is evaluated on the basis of the presenter’s ability to tell a story, the ability to measure results and the impact the $5,000 will have on the program.