Crowd Rules Reality Show on CNBC
Shark Tank-like Show on CNBC - Premiere's 5/14/2013
|Elizabeth Chambers and Pat Kiernan|
New Host's for CNBC "Crowd Rules"
Each one hour episode will consist of 3 entrepreneurs pitching their business to three judges and 97 members of the audience who hold the entrepreneurs fate on who gets the $50k. The three judges include Jewelry Designer Kendra Scott, TV Newsman Pat Kiernan and one weekly surprise guest industry expert for the theme for that particular episode. Each show will have a distinctive theme (IE: Restaurants) and the business who has the best plan to succeed will get $50,000.00 to use towards their business anyway they chose. There is only one winner in each episode of Crowd Rules.
Crowd Rules Season 1 Episode 1
The very first episode of the the New Crowdfunding Show will have expert Elizabeth Chambers, a correspondent for E! News and the owner of the Bird Bakery in San Antonio, Texas as the first featured judge. Elizabeth is an expert in the specialty food industry which co insides with the first theme represented on Crowd Rules.
The first three Crowd Rules Contestants are:
Pickle Licious is a well established pickle company in Teaneck, N.J. that has been in business since 1995. As you can imagine the whole business circles around pickles and in particular, the favorite Pickle on a Stick which they give away too all new customers.
Mr. Green Tea is not Tea at all but high quality ice cream made with real tea leaves. The Mr. Green Tea was first founded in the 60s in Key Port N.J. with several locations now serving this unique blend up and down the East Coast. They have expanded the brand to include the Mocha Ice, Mango and even Pistachio flavors.
Heartbreaking Dawns is yet another New Jersey specialty food business located in Wycoff. Chef Johnny and Nicole McLaughlin of Wycoff are the proud owners of several unique BBQ sauces that has won them new fans where ever they go. Last year Chef Johnny was on the Food Network's "Chopped" which has eventually lead them to premiere on the Crowd Rules Show.
With the Shark Tank coming to a very successful close of the fourth season it may seem like an eternity before season 5 will get kicked off this Fall. The Crowd Rules might not be like the Shark Tank but it may help with the withdrawals and a new form of Business Reality T.V. Entertainment.
How about YOU?
Would you rather take the chance on getting a long term partner to help finance you business as well as their business knowledge and contacts, or would you rather have a 33% chance of walking away with $50,000.00 Cash and no questions asked on how you will invest it? Remember, the other two contestants are guaranteed to walk away with nothing as there can only be one winner on Crowd Rules.
Personally I think the Shark Tank wins this hands down because you are not limited to the funds you can raise. But CNBC's New Crowd funding Show just might be a close second.