According to Angel.co, Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, especially those who need help with non-profit start-ups that help people live a better life. He is also a businessman in his own right. He owns Timber Creek Capital, LP, an equity firm, and others. His latest creation, with his partner, Lynne Spiora, is Dallas-based Spark Tank.
Mr. Sparks has no formal training in what he does, outside of a high school education, which he completed in Austin, Texas, in 1975. He then began his career as a business builder. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital
He helps people who dream of starting their own non-profit business to benefit their community.
This is why Marc Sparks and Lynne Spiora created Spark Tank. There are many people in many communities who see problems occurring for others who are needy.
They truly seek a way to solve these problems by starting businesses related to their chosen field. These businesses may be for providing food, clothes, a shelter for the needy or homeless people, child care havens for mothers in crisis, domestic violence sanctuaries, and even food and shelter for homeless pets.
Spark Tank was created to provide much needed non-profit start-up funds to those that wish to help others to help themselves get back up on their feet. You must first qualify for entrance and fill out the application for the $5000 grant.
The Spark Tank team then conducts a study of all applications received for Spark Tank‘s Social Innovation Challenge. Three finalists are chosen from applications received. These three finalists will compete in a second round match.
Each of these competitors will be given twenty minutes to present their agenda. Ten of these minutes are given to present their program, using videos, live examples, and examples of how their programs will make their communities better places to live for all.
The other ten minutes is for questions and answers. Some applicants have learned to collaborate among themselves and find ways to help one another by interaction.
Winners are chosen by certain criteria: Necessity of the program, the presentation quality, ability to track results, and effectiveness of the program.
Marc Sparks’ Spark Tank is just one of his favored charities. He is also involved in Habitat for Humanity, Marc Sparks Kids Foundation, which helps at-risk kids escape poverty, and other charities. Mr. Sparks is an avid outdoorsman.
Marc Sparks gets rid of his stress by going fishing, biking, hiking, and adventure travels. He says he gets many ideas and much inspiration from his travels. To learn more go to www.sparktankdfw.com.