Pilot Show for Shark Tank - First Episode

Shark Tank Season 1 - Episode 1

First Shark Tank Show 8/9/2009

 The first Shark Tank Show aired on August 9, 2009 with over 4 1/4 Million viewers watching the first contestant's go up against the Sharks. The very first Shark's were Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Kevin Harrington and the two seasoned Shark's brought over from Canada's Dragon's Den, Kevin O'Leary and Robert Herjevic. A total of five companies would pitch their business idea's, but only two would walk away with a deal.

The idea for the Shark Tank Show first began in 2001 when it premiered in Japan as "ManÄ“ no Tora" (Tiger of Money) and quickly spread to other parts of the world. Canada picked the series up and called it The Dragon's Den. Depending on where you are in the world, the Angel Investors are known as Dragons, Lion's or Sharks. Our version of the Dragon's Den sat on the shelf for five years before a very famous producer known for the most successful reality show on the planet (Survivor) decided to pursue his next big hit. Mark Burnett committed 14 episode's for Season 1 and knew immediately he had another Hit to add to his impressive resume.


Mr. Tod's Pie Factory

 The first opportunity up was Mr. Tod's Pie Factory. With almost a Million Dollars in sales and demand that was hard to keep up, Mr. Tod was asking for $460,000.00 for a 10% stake in his company.
First Business Featured On
The Shark Tank on ABC
Ouch. The first three sharks got out quick.

Shark Tank Success Stories

Shark Tank Success Stories

  I have to admit right up front I'm not a big fan of MOST reality t.v. shows these days. Most are a complete waste of time and a down right insult to any one's intelligence that believes your watching real events on TV when in fact it's for the most part staged.

 The reality T.V. show the "Shark Tank" is however much different then really any other reality show on television. These are real people that have taken their ideas and turned them into real businesses. The very entrepreneurship that has made this Great Country what it is.

 I have been a big fan of the Shark Tank since day #1.