Shark Tank of Wellness Global Student Competition

Shark Tank of Wellness Global Student Competition

A highlight at the annual Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the Shark Tank of Wellness global student competition gives three university students a life-changing opportunity to network with the top visionaries and business leaders in wellness.

Three finalists will be flown to the 2023 GWS being held November 6-9 in Doha, Qatar, to pitch their wellness business idea to a panel of Wellness Sharks who are top business leaders and investors in wellness. The Wellness Sharks will ask questions of the students, who will defend their innovations and make a business case for its feasibility on stage in front of the hundreds of attending Summit delegates—a “who’s who” in the global wellness world from over 50 countries.

  • Who Can Participate? The competition is open to both individual students and teams of students over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world.

  • What Makes a Strong Submission? GWS Wellness Sharks are seeking innovative new concepts that would make positive impact in the wellness industry, including sectors as varied as architecture/design, beauty, education, fitness, hospitality, investment, medicine, nutrition, real estate, spa, technology, travel, tourism and more. Meet last year’s finalists.

  • Why Compete? The top three finalists, along with their professors, will be flown to Doha, Qatar, to attend the Global Wellness Summit, November 6-9, 2023, a priceless opportunity for students to mingle and network with global visionaries, and perhaps even find an investor for their business idea. The first-place winner will receive $5,000; second place will win $3,000; and third place will win $2,000.

    Guidelines & Tips

    The Concept Submission Form consists of several questions regarding the wellness idea and its viability, such as:

  • Give a general description of your wellness idea.

  • Identify and explain your target market and potential customers.

  • Identify companies, products or services that compete with your innovation or those that could pose a barrier to entering the marketplace.

  • What sets your concept submission apart? How does your innovative idea differentiate from similar products or services already in the marketplace?

  • The video should include a presentation of the wellness idea, focusing on why the innovation could positively impact the wellness industry. Please see Official Rules for more information.

  • The video must be one-two minutes in length; any videos outside this length will be disqualified.

  • Videos must be uploaded to a public platform, such as YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion.

  • The video must contain only original work and not be subject to any copyright restrictions.


  • The competition is open to both individual students and teams of students over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world. There is no entry fee. Note: If participating as a team and the team is chosen as one of the top three finalists, only the team leader will be eligible to attend the Global Wellness Summit with their professor.

  • The participant(s) must be an undergraduate college or university student (working toward a one- or two-year diploma, a four-year Bachelor’s degree, or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification) or a graduate/postgraduate student (working toward a Master’s, MBA, JD, MD or PhD degree) in a university or college of distinction at the time they develop and submit their concept.

  • The participant(s) must be either a full-time or part-time student at the university or college.

  • The participant(s) must have a professor or faculty advisor who serves as a mentor for their project.

  • All contestants must be available to attend the 2023 Global Wellness Summit, November 6-9, in Doha, Qatar, to present their idea in person.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Shark Tank of Wellness Global Student Competition

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