SwatTank is an idea competition that provides students with the opportunity to take a rough idea, product, or concept and develop it towards its next incarnation, ideation, or realization. The process has student teams working on developing their ideas and projects by attending workshops, programs, or meeting with staff before putting together an official pitch for Round One. In this round, teams are assessed on overall business idea, their creativity, and quality of their pitch. Top teams are then chosen to compete in the SwatTank Finals in April.
The 2021 SwatTank is taking putting introducing a new twist from our normal operations. Let us officially introduce, Swat(tiny)Tank: A Pitch Competition. This scaled back format will capture the excitement of starting with an idea and bringing it to the next stages of iteration and give Swarthmore student teams a similar experience of participating in SwatTank. Explore out the Swat(tiny)Tank Webpage for additional information!
Swat(tiny)Tank Final Pitches Are In!
We'd like to offer a major congratulations to our final two teams from this year's competition, Nova Platform and Project Offset! Below are the descriptions of each project and their final pitches.
NOVA Platform - First Place
Anarsaikhan Tuvshinjargal ‘23 and Nara Enkhtaivan ‘22
The NOVA Platform is a web-based application that makes the exclusive and expensive college-prep experience accessible for all Mongolian students. NOVA Platform easily provides content including foreign language courses, assistance with personal statements, and private counseling. Additionally, the NOVA Platform pinpoints a student's current ability, draws out the most optimal roadmap, coaches them every step of the way to reach their desired colleges abroad.
Project Offset - Runner Up
Atticus Maloney '22, Edward Tranter '22, Matthew Neils '22
Project Offset brings universities and local carbon offsets projects together on a single platform. Universities want to reduce their carbon footprint and give back to their community and local offset projects need revenue to maintain their operations. Project Offset is an online marketplace that connects these stakeholders to create a more sustainable future.