DSUSD Goldfish Bowl

DSUSD Goldfish Bowl

The DSUSD Goldfish Bowl affords students and staff the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas for education to local business people and entrepreneurs. All applications will be screened using stated evaluation criteria by members of cabinet. Five teams will advance to The BOWL. There will be two official BOWLS per academic year; one in the fall and one in the spring. Funding amounts, not to exceed $4,000.00 per project, will vary as awarded by the judges (AKA the sharks). Innovation-Defined as something that is both new (either invention or iteration) and better. How is your project innovative? How could your project significantly improve education? How does your project solve an important issue?

DSUSD Students & Teachers:

Simply download, complete, save to desktop, and return the APPLICATION via email to GOLDFISHBOWL@DESERTSANDS.US

Spring deadline will be Friday, February 23, 2018 for the competition on Tuesday, March 13 which will take place from 4:00-6:00 pm in the DEC Boardroom. 
(Fall deadline was October 27, 2017)

Meet the Sharks:

Timothy Bradley, Jr.
Timothy Bradley, Jr. - DSUSD parent and LQHS assistant football coach, as well as world champion boxer and local restaurant owner.

Kathleen McEntee
Kathleen McEntee - Founder and president of Kathleen McEntee and Associates, a marketing and communications and business transformation company.

Mike Napoli
Mike Napoli - Founder and president of Tech Coast Angels, the leading source of funding to early-stage companies in Southern California.

Bianca Rae
Bianca Rae - Morning Anchor, KESQNews Channel 3 and founder/CEO of the Bianca Rae Foundation focused on those who can’t speak for themselves.

Joe Wallace
Joe Wallace - Chief Innovation Officer, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, the nonprofit organization devoted to attracting, retaining, and expanding local business.

Brandon Weimer
Brandon Weimer - Co-founder, Brandini Toffee, and LQHS grad who started his company 10 years ago while a student looking to fund a trip to Europe. Brandini Toffee, based in Rancho Mirage, distributes worldwide.