An entrepreneur’s pitch on “Shark Tank” that supposedly calmed people down got judges Mark Cuban and Richard Branson into a heated exchange after the former called the contestant a “gold digger.”
The tense moment was on the premiere episode of the show’s Season 9, which aired on Sunday at ABC.
Maneesh Sethi is the CEO of “Pavlok,” a wristband device designed to help you wean off bad habits like smoking or nail biting.
Pavlok works by shocking you through a push of a button every time you succumb to a bad habit. This is a form of aversion therapy
An 11-year-old girl from Texas has impressively built a successful business with her special homemade lemonade while saving endangered honey bees in the process.
Mikaila Ulmer, the brilliant kid creator of BeeSweet Lemonade who calls herself a “bee ambassador,” has recently landed a multi-million deal with Whole Foods enabling her to distribute her product to the retail giant’s 55 stores nationwide, NBC reported.
Billionaires don’t take kindly to people who bash on their T.V. shows as one Silicon Valley investor learned after suggesting that the iconic show “Shark Tank” was a waste of time for entrepreneurs.
Paul Graham is one of Silicon Valley’s defining venture capitalists and co-founder of Y Combinator, the elite startup accelerator program with a low acceptance rate that birthed startups like Airbnb and Dropbox.
Billionaire Mark Cuban isn’t shy about sharing what he doesn’t like about his job on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” where aspiring entrepreneur hope to sell part of their sometimes brilliant and sometimes idiotic ideas for lots of money.
“I hate when we have kids on,” Cuban recently revealed on “The Lowe Post” podcast.
ABC’s “Shark Tank” is now aligning a little closer to Silicon Valley’s tech scene with the announcement of three new guest judges.
Actor and investor Ashton Kutcher, investor and music manager Troy Carter and investor Chris Sacca are set to appear on the seventh season of “Shark Tank.” Last season, Go Pro CEO Nick Woodman made several appearances.
Mark Cuban dropped some prickly wisdom on entrepreneurs at the iCONIC Tour in Chicago: Stop asking for advice and help yourself.
Do you hear that entrepreneurs? You are all just a bunch of babies looking for mentors to hold your hand. It’s time you grew a pair and learned how to handle the struggle of growing a startup yourself. Cuban, though, explained it all a bit more diplomatically:
The scariest investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” has an equally menacing way of dealing with the people he’s competing with — he wines and dines them.
‘Shark Tank’ Wanted to Replace Barbara Corcoran with a Hot, Busty Blonde, So Here’s What She Did Next
What do you do when things don’t go according to plan?
Earlier this week at the Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference in Miami, “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran shared what she believes is the number one predictor of a person’s success in business — and it’s not what you think.
Many entrepreneurs on “Shark Tank” have failed pitching their products because their startups were deemed not up to par with the standards of the sharks on the show. However, a team of entrepreneurs from Austin, Texas were recently able to secure an investment from the show’s biggest shark, Mark Cuban, for a whopping $1 million.
Securing funding in this day and age has never been easier. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen even went on record saying that so much money and so many high valuations get thrown around that it’s created a large bubble that has yet to burst. Jimmy Kimmel recently poked fun at this notion by going on “Shark Tank” during his show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to pitch his startup, which produced line of horse pants aimed at making horses more stylish and saving their riders from the embarrassment of riding naked horses.
Pitching a company is a make or break situation. When you are pitching to the Sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” you can bet that most entrepreneurs break, but there are a skilled few who have that special something to land a deal with the hungry and critical billionaire investors. College entrepreneur Kaeya Majmundar has that special something and her company BZbox, an innovative take on the ordinary collapsible cardboard box, is a growing success because of it.
A Chicago native, Kaeya is currently a junior at Emory University where she balances schoolwork and managing her business. She got her start with BZbox through a knack for entrepreneurship and her captivation in the show “Shark Tank.” Studying the tactics of all the entrepreneurs who went on the show plus a first place victory at the 2012 National Elevator Pitch competition, Kaeya put her skills to the test to pitch to the Sharks in an episode that aired last May. In an almost dramatic deal, Kaeya made a deal with Shark Lori Greiner and has since received the resources and support she needs to make her business successful. So how did she do it?