Inspired by the hit TV show Shark Tank, Missouri is hosting its first annual Show Me Challenge. Employees from Missouri’s 16 executive departments can compete to identify solutions that help the state serve citizens, eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic work, and/or save time and money.
How the Show Me Challenge works:
- Teams develop short pitches for their solution, including a project plan and estimated return-on-investment or impact.
- A selection committee reviews the pitches and narrows the pool to about 10 finalist teams.
- The finalist teams develop their proposed solutions more fully and deliver in-person pitches to a senior leadership selection committee in a “shark tank” setting.
- Winners are chosen based upon the quality of their solutions and their final presentation.
Winners will receive cash awards and public recognition for their creativity and commitment to continuous improvement. The winning teams will also receive senior support and mentorship to translate their proposals into results.
Learn more about The Show Me Challenge here.