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What we do:
Initiatives to foster entrepreneurship
As the oldest pre-business organization at the Claremont Colleges, Pomona Ventures' involvement has evolved over time. Take a look at both our past and present initiatives.
PV's annual keystone event spotlights student founders' innovative ideas. Inspired by Shark Tank, Sage Tank features startup pitches from alumni and students to a panel of experienced judges and a live audience. Winners receive funding to invest in their company. All competitors get publicity, networking opportunities, and a jumpstart from our accelerator program.
This year's event will be held at Pomona College on April 30, 2022.
Come watch Sage Tank
Driven by creative vision, PV Studio creates informational, entertaining multimedia content such as podcasts, blog posts and video series, while also hosting events for the 5C community. The goal is to establish long-lasting relationships between community members and alumni and to instill a value of entrepreneurship by utilizing multimedia platforms to share unique stories and advice from students and alumni.
A blast from the past
Take a look at our archived initiatives. They got us where we are today.
Sparkathon is a one-of-a-kind design-thinking challenge which enables students to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges. Winners are awarded with cash prizes, exclusive access to recruiters, and an opportunity to implement their solutions in a target country. At its peak, the event scaled to 5+ cities!
Sparkathon was retired due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Graphite Group is a student consulting group based out of the Claremont Colleges. Our intent is to help out start-ups and small businesses primarily in and around the L.A. area. Services that we provide include connecting firms to the resources and students of Claremont, marketing, design, and traditional strategy work.
In 2020, the Graphite Group separated from Pomona Ventures to pursue its consulting endeavors independently.
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