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12 2013

Seven lessons every young entrepreneur can learn from ‘Shark Tank’

Syndicated from: Canadian Youth Business Foundation

When ABC’s Shark Tank debuted three years ago, I was instantly hooked. But, of course, I wasn’t the only one. It quickly became a favorite among millions across the country and helped garner attention for entrepreneurs and business owners who are tasked with finding the funding to make their dreams a reality every day. While the TV show Shark Tank gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of five very successful (and often intimidating) investors, off camera many newbie treps are taking notes. And though dozens of entrepreneurs have landed an investment, even the misses offer a learning experience to young entrepreneurs who may one day pitch their big ideas to a room full of sharks. Read Jonah’s full article for some of the lessons he believes every entrepreneur — young and old — can take away from Shark Tank. By Jonah Lupton, serial entrepreneur, advisor and investor. He is the founder of, a new social fundraising and crowdfunding platform, and is also the founder of NextGen Leaders Council, Inspired Futures Foundation, Parabolic Ventures and InterCapital Group.

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