Shark Tank screen

b&b37 Shark Tank – Real vs. Reality TV

Shark Tank is a super popular TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to very wealthy investors to get them to invest in a piece of their companies. They say they’ve reignited the entrepreneurial spirit in America. Drink every time someone says “American Dream” on the show and you’ll be drunk by the end of the episode.

But how realistic is it? As MBA students and business plan contestants shape their pitches to emulate what they see on Shark Tank, is this really how to get a venture capitalist’s attention in the real world?