Since graduating from high school in Austin, Texas 41 years ago, Marc Sparks has been a serial entrepreneur. He has played a seminal role in dozens of start-ups. Many of them have been wildly successful and have made Sparks a wealthy man. But his 40+ years as an entrepreneurs have also included many failures and taught Sparks important lessons about building a business.
Now Marc Sparks is using his money, experiences and resources to help others. He has created Spark Tank, a program through which he gives $5,000 apiece and other types of support to several non-profit organizations each year to help them serve the needy in Texas.
According to Crunchbase, Marck Sparks knows what it feels like to have to overcome adversity. He was a C student many thought would not amount to much. Instead he bowed his back, worked hard, was creative and driven and has become a successful, well-respected businessman.
Now through Spark Tank he is providing the funding and other resources Texas based non-profit organizations need to help people and animals facing difficult challenges. Through Spark Tank Mark Sparks is helping other entrepreneurs to improve the quality of life for people in Texas that are having a hard time finding their way.
According to Sparks it’s only through the grace of God he was able to overcome his challenges and scars to use his keen instincts to start businesses that generated millions of dollars. Now he wants to help others improve their lives. Several times a year organizations are encouraged to apply for Spark Tank grants.
Marc Sparks and his team study the applications and provide money and support to the ones selected. The Spark Tank grants and support enable the chosen companies to serve more people and be more effective. It is one of the ways Sparks has found to give back to his community.
Using faith, focus, passion, a savvy for monetization, a sense of urgency and tenacity Sparks has built numerous companies at Spark Speed. Another secret to his success has been to treat people fairly and with honesty and respect. Through Spark Tank, his book ‘They Can’t Eat You‘, and his other philanthropic activities entrepreneur Marc Sparks is achieving another of his goals. He said he’s not driven by the need to make millions. He simply wants to be a blessing to others.
With Spark Tank and his other business and charitable activities he has done just that. He has created thousands of happy employees and customers. He has helped struggling entrepreneurs bring their vision to reality and give hope to suffering people. Sparks explained that what he’s giving isn’t a handout. It’s a hand up to help people that are trying to help themselves and others.