Hungry Sharks

01 November 2016
The Sharks are seriously hungry, but are the entrepreneurs willing to negotiate?
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The five investors on Shark Tank SA do not suffer fools, and halfway through the series, this fact is becoming more and more apparent. That said, one should never underestimate the business owners in the tank either.

In this week’s episode of M-Net and Telkom SA’s popular business reality show, we see a duo of brothers who have plenty of water but need some Sharks swimming in their own tanks; an entrepreneur from Pretoria with a chemistry background; a very unexpected blast from the past for one of the Sharks, as well as a special celebrity appearance!

As usual the Sharks are not scared to let rip when faced with some very vague financial projections, as well as inflated growth predictions; but between all the real talk and cutting to the chase, this week’s episode proves yet again that if you are hungry to sell, have the energy, acumen and know-how to validate your claims, the Sharks will come circling every time. As marketing guru Gil Oved puts it, “I believe in backing the jockey, not the horse.” The question is, will even the most thoroughbred business be able to survive in the tank? And will their jockeys be willing to consider some alternative strategy proposals?

To find out more about the businesses that have been featured on the series so far, especially if you’re interested in supporting them with an order or purchase, go to www.mnet.tv/sharktank or follow the conversation about the show on Twitter @MNetSharkTank with the hashtag #SharkTankSA.

Shark Tank SA, sponsored by Telkom SA, is screened on Sundays between 18:00 and 19:00 on M-Net 101. This corresponds with the timeslot on a Sunday when all DStv customers can get a taste of what’s available on M-Net 101, so if you’re not a DStv Premium customer, you can also go to channel 101 to watch Shark Tank SA. The series will also be available on DStv Catch Up and streamed live on DStv Now.