Mark Sparks’ Spark Tank Challenge

Marc Sparks, serial entrepreneur, author of “They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success” and humanitarian, decided that he needed even more in his already full life, so he created Spark Tank. Sparks has spent his life fulfilling needs, whether they were startups that he created to fill a consumer need or his work with Habitat for Humanity, which filled a need for low-income housing.

Sparks greatest humanitarian endeavor to date was with Lynne Sipiora, who, along with Sparks, saw a need for a larger homeless shelter. The pair took a small shelter that was run out of an old house and turned it into a $3,000,000 operation that serves meals to and shelters hundreds each day.  Learn more about Marc Sparks: and

Spark Tank is designed to encourage social entrepreneurs who have ideas that would benefit the community. Applicants must be 501c3 organizations that are not national charities or political action committees. Winners receive $5,000 and the chance to compete for a grand prize in front of the Spark Tank Panel.

The innovation challenge has generated unique ideas, including the construction of a dog kennel that houses the pets of people entering a shelter program and funding for a bus to help get people to work on a daily basis.

Marc Sparks is the kind of people who starts each day focused on his goals. He often says, “A goal without a deadline is only a dream.” Every Sunday, he writes out his goals for each day of the week, making sure he says focused on his current project.

Somehow, Sparks still finds the time to run Sparky’s Kids, his organization that gives at-risk children new computers and his private equity firm, Timber Creek Capital. He also enjoys adventure travel, claiming that he derives inspiration from visiting exotic locations across the globe.

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Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital
Marc Sparks – Profile – Disqus