Three billionaires, who are part of the cast of the American television series ‘Shark Tank‘, will be in Nairobi to join other entrepreneurs in hunting for trade and investment opportunities in Kenya.
The three, Barbara Corcoran, founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and Daymond John, founder of FUBU fashion line, will be among the key speakers at the summit.
The sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit is co-hosted by Kenya and United States, with President Barack Obama set to make the keynote address.
A tweet through the 2015 summit’s official handle read, “Why Kenya? The #SharkTank team will be represented by @TheSharkDaymond @BarbaraCorcoran and @mcuban. #10DaysToGo #ChooseKenya #GES2015Kenya.”
Shark Tank is a television show where budding entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their ideas to five billionaires with the aim of to convincing them to invest in their ideas.
The series’ first episode was aired in 2009 and has just completed its sixth season. The the next season is set to air in September.
The series has a wide following in Kenya. NTV is currently re-broadcasting previous episodes.
Billionaire Mark Cuban, one of the show’s investors, once shared a joke about Kenya during a tweef with Donald Trump over a statement the Apprentice host made about President Obama.
During the tweef, Mr Cuban said rivalry between him and Mr Trump dates back to when they were kids back in Kenya.
Originally posted 2015-07-16 12:00:48.