Speaking Startup: There’s no such thing as bad ‘Shark Tank’

From investment pitches to the sharks, to bars being rescued, to diners, drive-ins and dives getting Guy Fieri’d, television today is littered with examples of entrepreneurs sharing their stories and seeking expert advice. It’s a tried-and-true formula for compelling television.

And for the businesses involved? Missouri entrepreneurs who have been featured on shows like “Shark Tank,” “Bar Rescue” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” will tell you their reality doesn’t always match what ends up on the airwaves. But all seem to agree with the old adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

The latest episode of the Speaking Startup podcast looks at what being featured on television shows has meant for Missouri entrepreneurs.

Plus, with esports continuing to grow globally and draw increasing sponsorship dollars for local university teams, we look at how local businesses are looking to ride the wave of growing interest in collegiate esports.


The Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs. Find more Speaking Startup on our website or wherever you get podcasts.


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