Badalte Bharat ki nayi soch ko mil raha hain ek naya manch, jahan ubharte businessmen ke sapne honge sach! India today is about ideas, risk, enterprise, and entrepreneurship. Start-ups and a culture of creating business enterprise has taken a deep root in our society. Acknowledging this societal change Sony Entertainment Television is all set to launch Shark Tank India and provide an opportunity & a platform to aspiring entrepreneurs with interesting business ideas, business prototypes or active businesses to have their â€˜pitchesâ€™ evaluated by business experts a.k.a The Sharks and seek investments. Produced by STUDIO NEXT, this revolutionary show will see upGrad as the Presenting Sponsor and Flipkart as the co-powered by sponsor. Dive into the world of Shark Tank India starting 20th December, every Mon to Fri at 9:00pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.
Shark Tank India will not only help mentor participants or the â€˜pitchersâ€™ but will also give a first-hand experience to the masses by demystifying various nuances of business and the potential that it holds. Geared up to invest in these potential businesses and nurture the countryâ€™s business aspirants from all walks of life are the â€˜Sharksâ€™ who are successful entrepreneurs themselves.
The supremely talented sharks of the very first edition of Shark Tank India are – Ashneer Grover (Founder and Managing Director of BharatPe), Vineeta Singh (CEO & Co-founder of SUGAR Cosmetics), Peyush Bansal (Founder & CEO of Lenskart), Namita Thapar (Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Anupam Mittal (Founder and CEO of Shaadi.com – People Group), Ghazal Alagh (Co-founder and Chief Mama of Mamaearth) and Aman Gupta (Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at boAt). While â€˜The Sharksâ€™ play a key role in developing Indiaâ€™s entrepreneurial ecosystem, host Rannvijay Singha will act as a guide for the pitchers on the show and the audience alike.
Whatâ€™s the process you ask? The entry into the tank is an ultimate test of perseverance! The selected applicants or the â€˜Pitchersâ€™ will find themselves face-to-face with the â€˜Sharksâ€™ or the investors who will understand, assess and make an offer based on the applicantâ€™s final â€˜pitchâ€™. The Sharks have no idea whatsoever on the â€˜pitchesâ€™ beforehand. If the â€˜pitchersâ€™ manage to impress the â€˜Sharksâ€™ they stand a chance to get an offer/ investment from the â€˜Sharksâ€™ right there – Jiska Idea Hoga Best, Usmain Karenge Sharks Invest! Itâ€™s a deal!
Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired the rights for the Indian adaptation of the globally successful business reality format â€“ Shark Tank, which will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The format has reinvigorated businesses in over 40 countries since its first launch in 2001. With over 180 seasons; winning over 30 awards globally, Shark Tank is the worldâ€™s No. 1 Business Reality Show. Since its first launch in 2001, as Tigers of Money in Japan, created by Nippon TV the format was later adapted as Dragonâ€™s Den in 2005 in the UK and the show premiered in the US as Shark Tank in the year 2009. The format is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.