Spark Bowl

Delaware Valley University's Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC), the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce (CBCC), and Startup Bucks hosts Spark Bowl, a “shark-tank” - like competition. The event encourages entrepreneurs, innovative businesses and nonprofit organizations to address social, consumer and business-oriented challenges in and around Bucks County, with innovative problem-solving ideas to support the economic growth and prosperity of our communities.

Spark Bowl 2024 is November 21, 2024.

Applications are open! 

Sponsorship options

Enter your business

Watch the 2023 Spark Bowl Livestream Below

Spark Winners Bye Bye Cry, a baby product, on stage with a giant check.

Learn about the Competition

SparkBowl presenters are on stage presenting their business.
2023 Spark Bowl Winners
2022 Spark Bowl Winners

Sponsorship Options

The Ignite Sponsor: The Primary Sponsor: $10,000

  • One only
  • Promoted as lead sponsor
  • Acknowledgement at event opening and audience address
  • Presenter of awards
  • Name and logo on front cover page of the program (5w x 7.5h”)
  • Listed and linked on our Spark Bowl website  
  • Lead sponsor positioning on print and digital advertising
  • Prominent reserved seating for ten at the stage event
  • Prime location of exhibit table

The Fire-Starters of Entrepreneurship: $5,000

  • Acknowledgement at event opening
  • Second position on print and digital advertising
  • Reserved seating for 6 at the Spark Bowl
  • Program ad: full page (5w x 7.5h”)
  • Listed and linked on our Spark Bowl website
  • Prime location of exhibit table

The Catalysts of Entrepreneurship: $2,500

  • Reserved seating for 4 at the Spark Bowl
  • Program ad: half page (2.5w x 3.7h”)
  • Listed and linked on our Spark Bowl website
  • Preferred location of exhibit table

The Movers and Shakers: $1,000 each

  • Reserved seating for two people at the Spark Bowl
  • Program ad: quarter page (1.25w x 1.85h”)
  • Listed and linked on our Spark Bowl website

The Innovation Sparks: $500

  • Name in program in group listing
  • Listed and linked on our Spark Bowl website

Spark Bowl Friends: $50-250

  • Name in program in group listing

Sponsors: for all inquiries please contact sparkbowl@delval.edu, or call (215) 489-4865.  All checks should be made out to Delaware Valley University/Spark Bowl Address: Spark Bowl, 700 E. Butler Ave. Doylestown, PA 18901

2023 Spark Bowl Sponsors

 

Fire-Starters of Entrepreneurship:

Michael Araten
Sterling Drive Ventures

 

Susan Lonergan
Fulton Bank logo

William R. Schutt

C&N Bank

 

Byers’ Choice Ltd.

Movers and Shakers:

E.C. Bentz Electrical Contractor, Inc.

 

IP Works Law

  The Haverford Trust Company

The Haverford Trust Company

 
Innovation Sparks:

Bucks Country Gardens

Happ Contractors, Inc.

Lisa Banket

Dr. Tanya and Raul Casas

 

Dr. Benjamin Rusiloski and Erin Vogelsong

The Bucks County Herald is proud to be a media sponsor for Spark Bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course, you may learn from others how to prepare a better presentation for your idea.

Absolutely, the Small Business Administration has information online as does the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and Pennsylvania State Department of Commerce.

Finalists will also have support of Student Support Teams/Advisors to help refine/clarify plans.

No, but what your business can do for Bucks County is an important criteria that will be considered.

No.

Yes and yes (as long as you meet the eligibility criteria)

Absolutely.