LION Tank™

Community members, friends and families are invited to attend the LION Tank competition. You can attend in person at the Mont Alto campus or via Zoom. Advanced online registration is required.

NOTE: For Zoom Attendees, the deadline to register is Wednesday, March 22 at 12 p.m.
LION Tank™ Pitch Competition
LION Tank is an annual pitch competition hosted by Mont Alto LaunchBox in person at the Mont Alto campus and virtually via Zoom. During the competition, contestants (individuals or teams) pitch their business plans and field questions from a panel of judges.
2023 Application Timeline
  • Application Opens: January 23, 2023
  • Application Closes: March 6, 2023
  • Finalists selected/applicants will be notified: March 7, 2023
  • Finalists start meeting with dedicated coaches: March 8, 2023
  • LION Tank event: March 22, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. (Startup Week)

Following all the presentations, the judges will confer to determine the winners.

The top three entrepreneurs receive prizes of $2,000, $1,250, and $750 respectively, as well as one year’s access to the Mont Alto LaunchBox, where they will have access to additional services to help bring their businesses or products into the marketplace.

Jake Grim, 2021 LION Tank Winner

“Through LaunchBox, I gained real-world experience in entrepreneurship that you cannot find in a classroom. The program also connected me with industry leaders and mentors. Lastly, the Mont Alto LaunchBox awarded our team funding which helped us launch Table Rock Markets. The Mont Alto LaunchBox Rocks!”


We are grateful to Patriot Federal Credit Union for sponsoring LION Tank!