Shark Tank Bangladesh, the country's premier platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative businesses, has officially announced the final deadline for application review for its first season. Entrepreneurs and innovators are encouraged to submit their applications by January 30 for a chance to dive into the tank and secure investment opportunities. The business team at Shark Tank has started reviewing the applications that were submitted earlier, based on who applied first. Several teams have already been shortlisted, and the grooming process has begun.
Anyone who is a business owner, a founder, or has an innovative product or idea is eligible to apply. The show gives Bangladeshi entrepreneurs a chance to pitch to Sharks (investors) and pursue their dreams by potentially getting a deal from a Shark. The Sharks have to decide whether or not they want to invest in the business. Suppose you are a non-resident Bangladeshi or a foreign individual. In that case, you can also come to Dhaka and pitch as long as your business or idea caters to the Bangladesh market. This provides new access to the next breed of entrepreneurs to not only raise capital but also get exposure to millions of viewers who are anticipating to watch the Bangladesh version of Shark Tank. The business-themed reality show will surely change the lives of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs looking for that breakthrough moment.
The iconic "Shark Tank" format, which has captivated audiences in over 40 countries, is set to create waves in Bangladesh's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Over $600 million has been invested by the show's "Sharks" to date, propelling numerous companies to unprecedented growth. Entrepreneurs who have dived into the "Shark" ecosystem have not only received investment but have also witnessed exponential business expansion, generating billions in sales after their appearance on the show. Launched in 2001, as Tigers of Money in Japan, created by Nippon TV, the format was later adapted as Dragon’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.
Bongo is assembling a powerhouse panel of local Sharks representing diverse industries and large-scale businesses. The identities of these business moguls will be revealed in due course, promising a thrilling lineup that will undoubtedly elevate the show's impact. The show will air on Deepto TV and Bongo will stream all episodes online so you can watch it anytime, anywhere.
Participants can apply for the show through the My Robi App and the Bongo web portal on mobile or desktop. The Shark Tank Bangladesh Registration link is provided below. https://sharktank.bongobd.com