Flip the shark tank, and what have you got? Water running everywhere and soaking into everything. That’s a great analogy for what a US entrepreneur-fest, the JV Insider Circle (JVIC), is doing this month. The entrepreneurs aren’t necessarily fishing for funds; they’re hungry for ‘influence investment’ to soak through. Come again?
“The key thing is generally participants aren’t after monetary investment. They want an investment of influence because all of the ‘sharks’ are considered to be social influencers of note who have reached degrees of success,” says Dr. Tony Pennells.
He’s got a ringside seat for the September 6-8 event at Newport Beach, California as the first authority outside of the US to be invited onto the Shark Tank Panel of joint venture partners and businesses. Dr. Tony will be one of about eight sharks there and have his work cut out for him for up to three hours on the Shark Tank Panel.
That panel is the highlight of an exclusive business conference that attracts more than 300 people. This year is the fifth annual event. Past ‘sharks’ and VIP guests have included notables Lisa Sasevich, Justin Livingston, Jeanna Gabellini, Christian Mikelsen, Eva Gregory, Loral Langemeier, Melinda Cohan and Marisa Murgatroyd.
Joint Venture Insider Circle
JVIC draws top players in the coaching, speaking and info-marketing worlds. Joint-venture ready entrepreneurs take part in high-octane networking events, get to test their product idea in niche circles receiving immediate feedback from coaches and experts in their field. They also speed date joint venturers. It’s about live coaching, not lecturing. And networking to spark synergies to create new products or programs. There’s also a JV community of 500-plus members who keep collaborating and partnering year-round.
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