Marc Sparks is not your average entrepreneur; the serial businessman builds companies with valor and innovation. He owns a family office and is the man behind Spark Tank. Spark Tank is a creative concept that focuses on social service entrepreneurs and their revolutionary ideas. Successful applicants are judged on the impact of their projects to communities.
Spark Tank is a concept that was built with the objective of creating an impact in communities across the US. The idea was born after Marc Sparks succeeded in supporting the Samaritan Inn, another excellent project that provides shelter to the homeless. On the early days, the Samaritan Inn was a simple social services project, but it has grown over time to become a source of shelter and food to over 200 people every day. The Samaritan Inn operates on a $3 million annual budget.
On August 2016, Marc Sparks together with Lynne Sipiora were ecstatic to present a winner with the second Spark Tank award; Mommies in Need. Spark Tank award is in the form of a grant and is awarded to small community organizations that are non-profit in nature. The grant is in the form of $5,000 grant and can be used by the winner as funds for their non-profit venture.
Mommies in Need, the second winner of Spark Tank award, is an organization that helps families who require childcare support due to factors such as health challenges and emergencies but is not capable of affording a nanny. The team offers nanny services to such families at zero cost.
For organizations to qualify for the Spark Tank award, they have to be a 501c3 organization that has run their operations for two years or more. The contenders are given an opportunity to pitch their ideas against the Spark Tank panel and answer questions from the jury. Spark Tank board then settles on the idea with the most impact on communities and the Spark Tank program itself.
Marc Sparks is an acclaimed entrepreneur. Through his zeal and hard work, he has been the reason behind the success of some enterprises. He is the majority shareholder in companies that are dominating the technology space such as Blu Jay Wireless, Cardinal Telecom, LLC and Cobalt Real Estate Services, LLC.
Marc Sparks has built a fortune for himself creating business solutions for communities in Dallas and the US as a whole. He is passionate about bringing change to communities, and this informs his resolve to fund community projects. So as to have a greater impact on more people and nurture them on their journey to business success, he has written a book titled, “They Can’t Eat You.” The book aims at guiding entrepreneurs to begin their trade as soon as they finish high school.