Jewish Shark Tank' helps entrepreneurs find success

Posted: Updated:
WILLIAMSBURG -

A former rabbi is helping entrepreneurs in Brooklyn find success through a web show he calls the Jewish version of 'Shark Tank.'

A panel of investors sits on the set of Biz Tank and listens to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, much like the popular hit ABC television show ‘Shark Tank.’

Joel Klein says Biz Tank has had 50 business pitches since it started.

They have seen everything from wine bottles covered in chocolate to a bib designed to keep babies safe.

One of the show’s first contestants secured a $90,000 investment for his pet bed and supply company.

Klein says although about 70 percent of the contestants are Jewish, it is not a requirement for them to be.

He says about $6 million in deals have been invested. 

  • Brooklyn ConsumerConsumerMore>>

  • Cheddar business report for Feb. 19, 2018

    Cheddar business report for Feb. 19, 2018

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:40 AM EST2018-02-19 12:40:09 GMT
    When it comes to relationships, how important is money?When it comes to relationships, how important is money?

    When it comes to relationships, how important is money?

    When it comes to relationships, how important is money?

  • Cheddar weekend business report for Feb. 17-18, 2018

    Cheddar weekend business report for Feb. 17-18, 2018

    Feb 18, 2018 09:23 AM2018-02-18 14:23:00 GMT
    It was a calmer week on Wall Street as markets bounced back after dipping below 24,000 for the first time in 2018.It was a calmer week on Wall Street as markets bounced back after dipping below 24,000 for the first time in 2018.

    It was a calmer week on Wall Street as markets bounced back after dipping below 24,000 for the first time in 2018.

    It was a calmer week on Wall Street as markets bounced back after dipping below 24,000 for the first time in 2018.

  • Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 16, 2018

    Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 16, 2018

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:42 PM EST2018-02-16 18:42:53 GMT
    JC Penney is closing more stores. The chain said it will close eight more locations, including one in Calexico, California.JC Penney is closing more stores. The chain said it will close eight more locations, including one in Calexico, California.

    JC Penney is closing more stores. The chain said it will close eight more locations, including one in Calexico, California.

    JC Penney is closing more stores. The chain said it will close eight more locations, including one in Calexico, California.

  • Brooklyn SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    Photos from the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Images via Getty.

    Photos from the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Images via Getty.

  • Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Photos from the 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Images via Getty.

    Photos from the 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Images via Getty.

  • 2018 PNC Bank Arts Center Concert Lineup

    2018 PNC Bank Arts Center Concert Lineup

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:42 PM EST2018-02-09 18:42:19 GMT
    PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.

    PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.

    PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."