The clock is ticking, the spotlight is burning, the camera is rolling, and the right venture capitalist may be watching. Will the telegenic entrepreneur be able to impressively answer questions about product innovation, business vision, marketing strategy, and value--and get a favorable rating by the host? Find out in January, when MoneyHunt goes national on public television.
The entrepreneurial "dating game" show will match entrepreneurs with venture capitalists, giving two startups the spotlight each week and viewers at home a glimpse of what a finance meeting looks like. The show had a tryout season in Connecticut this year, inspired by MoneyHunt Properties' popular World Wide Web site (www.moneyhunter.com), with its venture-community contacts, online advice, and a 40-page, downloadable business-plan template.