Media SharkTank – 2018

Media SharkTank – Test Your Media Pitch In the Deep End

Pitch your story to the top broadcast and business press at the Annual Media SharkTank Charitable Event. The Media SharkTank, now in its eighth year, allows Bay Area executives to “test” their business pitch with top members of the print, online and broadcast media. On Thursday evening October 25th, you can deliver that three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their expert opinion.

Watch a quick video on the event here!


Event Date, Time and Location:

When: Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Palace Hotel, 2 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Event Registration & Online Payment:

We have standardized the registration and payment process for Media SharkTank 2018 in one step and by using PayPal. Please select the button below to confirm your registration. After you have entered your registration information you will be automatically redirected to our and payment portal which will complete your registration for our event.


The 2018 Judge Panelists:
» Jon Swartz, Senior Writer – Barrons
» Sean Captain, Technology Journalist – Fast Company
» Scott McGrew, Technology and Business Reporter – NBC Bay Area
» Don Clark, Contributor – New York Times
» Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer – Venture Beat
» Chris J. Preimesberger, Editor Features & Analysis – eWeek
» Heather Somerville, Technology Reporter – Reuters
» Michael Liedtke, Technology Writer – Associated Press
» Connie Guglielmo, Editor-in-Chief – CNET News
» Kym McNicholas, Editor At Large – Vator.tv
» Andre Senior, Anchor/Reporter – FOX-2

These are our early confirmed Media Sharks for 2018 and more will be confirmed in the months leading up to the event.

More details of our confirmed panelist “Sharks” for Media SharkTank 2018…Here


2017 Event Impression & Results:
What Happens When You Get Advice from Business Press?
Check out Media SharkTank 2017 Results…Here


Participation Options:
There are two ways to participate in the 2018 event.

1. Pitch the Media SharkTank:

Participating companies are asked to donate only $1,995 for the opportunity to interact with the media, in this educational format by participating in the SharkTank media pitch. By making this donation, the executive spokesperson will present to four of our elite judges and may even have the opportunity to catch a story of their own. Proceeds from the Media SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.

2. Attend the Media SharkTank Reception:

You can also attend the networking reception with the elite broadcast and business press who panel the Media SharkTank. Network with the media panelists and B2B tech executives while enjoying a cocktail reception and hors d’ oeuvres by making a $595 donation to the San Francisco BayKeeper. Proceeds from the Media SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.


Media SharkTank 2018 Agenda:

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Palace Hotel, 2 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 – Google Maps

CEOs or executive spokespersons will deliver a private, three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their honest and expert opinion. Get the inside scoop like never before and learn exactly what you need to do to make it in the headlines!

Participation allows company leaders to hone their elevator and business press pitches along with their presentation skills to be more successful in the future. Companies are not guaranteed media coverage as a result of participation, though if your pitch wows our panel of media Sharks you may catch a story as past participants have.

People’s Choice Award
At the end of the evening the pitch finalists, as determined by the media, will deliver their “1 minute elevator pitch” to the full reception audience. The audience will vote and determine which participant is going home with the MST2018 People’s Choice Award!