ABC’s Shark Tank and Values Partnerships – Calling Minority Entrepreneurs!

By Admin on March 20, 2015 Back to Blog list
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Values Partnerships – one of the country’s leading community and faith-based outreach firms – is excited to team up with ABC’s Emmy Award-winning show Shark Tank to promote entrepreneurship in underrepresented communities and identify new minority-led companies for the show.

Shark Tank is the critically-acclaimed reality show that has helped reinvigorate entrepreneurship in America. The recipient of the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, Shark Tank attracts millions of viewers each week and is regularly the #1 show on Friday nights. Into its 6th season, the “Sharks” have invested over $50 million in innovative companies, with hundreds of millions more in the value of exposure on the show alone.

Values Partnerships, led by Joshua DuBois, believes strongly that entrepreneurship and economic development have the power to change lives. Values Partnerships is helping Shark Tank promote entrepreneurship in underrepresented communities by identifying new companies to appear on the show.

If you or someone you know has an innovative, successful, minority-led company, we want to be in touch!

Keep in mind:

  • Sharks occasionally invest in entrepreneurs who have a “good idea,” but the vast majority of entrepreneurs that appear on the show have a strong customer base, revenue and some level of existing investment!
  • Values Partnerships is working with Shark Tank to identify viable minority owned businesses and entrepreneurs to create a special process for consideration. Those who are interested will have to complete the entire Shark Tank application, and many great entrepreneurs still will not make it on the show!

If you understand these criteria and have an amazing company we should know about, please complete the special referral form linked below and we’ll be in touch!

For more information, contact Scott Buckhout and Brandon Andrews at