Think Tank Shark Tank

TTST 2024

Think Tank Shark Tank Award Competition

Do you have what it takes to stand before an audience of the world's top freedom advocates, influencers, supporters, and a panel of “sharks” to pitch your up-and-coming organization in only five minutes? Are you prepared for a group of potential supporters who will quiz you on the intricacies of your plans?

In the spirit of endorsing new, innovative organizations, the Think Tank Shark Tank Competition will be hosted at each Regional Liberty Forum. This contest highlights three contestants who each have five minutes to pitch their organization’s mission and goals, with five minutes to respond to questions before a panel of judges, the sharks. Each Think Tank Shark Tank winner will receive $15,000 in funding for their pitch!

If you want to gain support for your up-and-coming organization and you believe you would be a good fit for the competition, please contact Hunter Rauch, Associate Director of Institute Relations, at

2023 Winners of the Regional Liberty Forum Think Tank Shark Tank Competitions:


Ominira Initiative’s Lanre Elufisan for his “Driving Prosperity through Property Rights” project


New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union’s Oliver Bryan for his “Taxsense – Empowering the Next Generations of Taxpayer Heroes” project


Georgian Economic Literacy Initiative’s Levan Pavlenishvili for his “What should every teacher know about economics?” project

Latin America

Libertank’s Camilo Guzman for his “Líder Lab” project