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SwatTank 2022

Welcome to SwatTank!

Over the past 10 years, SwatTank teams have created many outstanding projects that have included: online learning platforms to connect Mongolian high school students with the college admissions process, developed an app to better connect performers to music venues, and disrupted business casual wear with interchangeable collars. Innovation is everywhere and we’re looking for the next project to take the mantle of Swarthmore’s premier innovation competition.

In order to compete in SwatTank , teams must submit an application that clearly states and identifies what their idea is. Top teams will be evaluated and chosen to compete in the SwatTank Finals as finalists. The Application has TWO components (1) SwatTank Project Report and a (2) One Minute Video Pitch, both of which should be uploaded through a submission form.  Teams must submit the Project Report and Pitch in early February. 

All projects and teams will be evaluated and a select few will be invited to pitch their ideas for prizes live to a round of judges. If your team is chosen to compete in the finals, you’ll receive extensive support in developing your idea that includes learning modules, consulting with a professional mentor, and customized coaching sessions.

  • Team + Team Name It is expected that each team has between 2-5 members.  Students are discouraged from competing in SwatTank alone. A point person should be nominated from each team to be responsible for submitting the Report + Pitch video on behalf of the whole team.
  • SwatTank Report Template must be completed and be no more than 3 pages + the cover page saved as a PDF. 
  • Video Pitch must be less than 1-minute in length. All team members must be part of the pitch. Slide decks are optional but not required for Round One.