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Marc Sparks is a highly creative businessman and good old boy from the Lone Star State. Although he is currently based in Dallas Texas, Marc sparks grew up in Austin. Although he never showed much promise academically in high school, Mark proved them all wrong later in life as he built an ever expanding business empire in private equity, marketing and even telecommunications.

Although Marc Sparks was fabulously successful financially, he never forgot those who are less fortunate. With the help of Lynne Spiora, Marc founded a number of compassionate charitable projects all over his native state. His experiences in philanthropy have motivated him to enable and empower others with his same commitment to good works. Thus, Marc and Lynne have undertaken a new project: Spark Tank. Read more: Marc Sparks – AngelList and Who Is Marc Sparks?

Spark Tank will allow social entrepreneurs to pursue their goals for making the world a better place by providing funding and accountability oversight in management. Applicants will present a 10 minute speech to a panel laying out their project, much in the style of the popular television program Shark Tank. Those interested must apply before July, 15. applicants should expect to give presentations in August. Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1132595

There are a number of requirements for applicants. Applicants must be a 501c3 organization with a minimum of two years history. Human services, animal services, and the arts are all eligible to apply.

National charities, United Way charities, political action committees (PACs) and faith based initiatives ARE NOT eligible. Faith based initiatives for nonreligious purposes ARE eligible.

If this sounds interesting see for yourself. Marc Sparks and Lynne are looking for passionate individuals who are willing to work hard.