Beyond the Tank

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (10,689)

Beyond the Tank is an American television show that premiered on the ABC network in May 2015. The show is a spin-off of the popular reality series Shark Tank, which features aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of successful businesspeople, or "sharks," in hopes of securing funding and mentorship.

The format of Beyond the Tank is similar to Shark Tank, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on the initial pitch and negotiation process, Beyond the Tank looks at what happens to the businesses after they receive funding from the sharks. Each episode of the show features several segments, each of which focuses on a different business that has previously appeared on Shark Tank.

The show is hosted by entrepreneur and investor Kevin O'Leary, who is also one of the sharks on Shark Tank. In addition to O'Leary, several other sharks from Shark Tank make appearances on Beyond the Tank, including Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner. Each episode also features interviews with the entrepreneurs themselves, as they discuss their experiences post-Shark Tank and what they have done with the funding and resources they received.

Beyond the Tank is a fascinating look at what happens when entrepreneurs have to put their ideas into action. In Shark Tank, the focus is on the idea and the pitch; once a deal is made, the cameras move on to the next contestant. Beyond the Tank picks up where Shark Tank leaves off, following the entrepreneurs as they face the challenges of building and growing a business.

The show covers a wide range of businesses, from food and beauty products to high-tech gadgets and services. Each episode is a mix of success stories and cautionary tales, as viewers see firsthand the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Some businesses flourish after receiving funding from the sharks, while others struggle or even fail. The show is a reminder that even with the support of experienced and successful mentors, success in business is never guaranteed.

One of the strengths of Beyond the Tank is its focus on the people behind the businesses. While Shark Tank occasionally touches on the personal stories of the entrepreneurs, it is primarily a business-focused show. Beyond the Tank, however, delves deeper into the lives and motivations of the entrepreneurs. Viewers learn about their backgrounds, their families, and their struggles, as well as their hopes and aspirations for their businesses. The result is a more intimate and human portrayal of entrepreneurship.

Another strength of Beyond the Tank is its practical advice for entrepreneurs. While Shark Tank offers valuable feedback and mentorship in the moment, Beyond the Tank allows for a longer-term view of the businesses. Viewers see the entrepreneurs putting the sharks' advice into action, learning from their mistakes, and making changes as they go. The show offers a wealth of insights into the many challenges and rewards of building and growing a business.

Overall, Beyond the Tank is an engaging and informative show for anyone interested in business and entrepreneurship. It offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to succeed in the business world, and features some of the most successful and charismatic businesspeople in the industry. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, Beyond the Tank has something to offer.

Beyond the Tank is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on May 1, 2015.

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Seasons
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
June 3, 2016
Despite increased sales for 13-year-old Andrea Cao's massage product, Q-Flex, the company is still working out of Andrea's garage in San Luis Obispo, California.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
May 20, 2016
Concerned about a planned business model change to honeymoon crowdfunding site, Honeyfund, Kevin schedules a meeting with Arianna Huffington hoping for a partnership; Lori checks in on Cordaroy's; the creators of Pork Barrel BBQ's new product.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
May 13, 2016
A mobile phone breathalyzer, Breathometer, made "Shark Tank" history, but the current $50 million value of Breathometer is only good on paper. Why?
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
May 6, 2016
Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec discuss brand expansion when they meet with the Mensch on a Bench creator; the makers of Mango Mango Preserves receive unexpected help form their hometown of Hampton, Va.; and the founders of Aqua Vault ask investor Daymond John for money in order to secure a deal with a major water park.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
May 3, 2016
Mark Cuban encourages Jayla Siciliano to choose the right winery to partner with for her Bon Affair wine spritzers.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
April 26, 2016
Mont Handley from Ambridge, Pennsylvania, seeks Mark Cuban's expertise regarding a meeting with an international plant brand for his product Pittmoss, an organic alternative to peat moss.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
April 19, 2016
A Huntington Beach skate company tries to stay afloat.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
April 12, 2016
Entrepreneurs Dennis Iannotti and Peter Ferriera want to expand their brand of peanut butter into mass-market retail and hope the Sharks can advise them on how best to grow their business; Lori suggests how an entrepreneur might tone down his excitement before a QVC appearance; the inventor of single-serve wine cups must find a co-packer who can produce a high volume of wine.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
April 5, 2016
A pet meal manufacturer is looking for a licensing partner.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 22, 2016
Robert Herjavec and Louisville, Kentucky-based Pat Yates meet with executives from DreamWorks to try and land a major licensing deal for their product Happy Feet. New Orleans-based Treasure Chest Pets, a plush toy with secret compartments for kids to store valuables, doesn't anticipate how the recession would impact its business. Scratch and Grain baking kits has problems with how production is being handled.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
February 11, 2016
Mark Cuban goes one-on-one with the Austin, Texas team from Beatbox, a boxed wine geared towards millennials. Beatbox creators got a deal during Season Six, and know they have to convince Mark that they can find innovative and creative ways to bring in new customers.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 28, 2016
The Sharks meet up with entrepreneurs who are on their journeys to grow their businesses, including Squatty Potty, Tower Paddle Board, and Wicked Good Cupcakes.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 21, 2016
The Sharks meet up with entrepreneurs who are on their journeys to grow their businesses, including Cousins Maine Lobster, Mo's Bows, and Bottle Breacher.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 14, 2016
The Sharks meet up with entrepreneurs who are on their journeys to grow their businesses, including Paintbrush Cover, Lollacup, and a gluten free cookie company that found success without investments from the Sharks.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 7, 2016
Mark Cuban checks in on a beauty product investment he made during season 4; Daymond John doesn't see eye-to-eye with an investment partner and wonders if they will continue their business partnership; a pet product inventor tries to get his invention into the marketplace without a Shark's guidance; and a man who nearly bankrupted his luggage business invests Shark Lori Greiner's money in a product he knows does not meet with her approval.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 5, 2016
The Sharks meet up with entrepreneurs who are on their journeys to grow their businesses.
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Where to Watch Beyond the Tank
Beyond the Tank is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Beyond the Tank on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 1, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (10,689)