Spark Bowl

Delaware Valley University's Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) 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. 

Check out this year's 2022 Spark Bowl winners.

Watch our recorded livestream of the 2022 Spark Bowl Competiton.

Watch on YouTube Here 

A drone shot of campus

Are you interested in helping people put their dreams into action? 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Options

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

  • One only
  • Largest highlighting in all print material, advertising, acknowledgement at event opening, prominent recognition in the program and the largest banner shown if event is televised.
  • Prominent reserved seating for ten at the stage event
  • Two full pages (5w x 7.5h”) in the program, first choice of back cover.

The Fire-Starters of Entrepreneurship: $5,000 each

  • Highlighting in the print, on line and program advertising and highlighting as a major sponsor in the program and at the event.
  • Reserved seating for 6 at the Spark Bowl
  • Program ad: full page (5w x 7.5h”)

The Movers and Shakers: $1,000 each

  • Reserved seating for two people at the Spark Bowl
  • Program ad: quarter page (3w x 2.5h”)

The Innovation Sparks Sponsors

  • $250: Name in program in group listing, one seat reserved for each $250 donation
  • $100: Name in program in group listing
  • $50: Name in Program in group listing

Sponsors: for all inquiries please contact, 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

2022 Spark Bowl Sponsors

Fire-Starters of Entrepreneurship:

Michael Araten
Sterling Drive Ventures

Susan Lonergan
Fulton Bank logo

William R. Schutt

YMCA logo

Bucks and Hunterdon Counties

Katherine H. Littlefield

Byers’ Choice Ltd.

Movers and Shakers:

E.C. Bentz Electrical Contractor, Inc.

Marlene M. De la Cruz  and Lee Snyder

Volpe and Koenig, P.C.

Innovation Sparks:

Bucks Country Gardens

Happ Contractors, Inc.

Lisa Banket

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

The winners of the first Spark Bowl competition
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.


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