Veteran Shark Tank
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network
5th Annual Veteran Shark Tank
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Monday, December 4, 2017
The Union League, Philadelphia PA
Robert Irvine, Celebrity Chef / UK Navy Veteran
With more than 27 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. As the host of one of the Food Network’s highest rated shows, Restaurant: Impossible, Irvine saves struggling restaurants across America by assessing and overhauling the restaurant’s weakest spots. Irvine was previously the host of Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible and Worst Cooks in America, has authored two cookbooks, Mission: Cook! and Impossible to Easy, and one healthy living book, Fit Fuel: A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well and Living Your Best Life. Irvine is currently on tour with his interactive live show Robert Irvine Live and appears regularly as an expert guest on national morning and daytime talk shows. In 2015, Irvine launched Robert Irvine Foods, a company that features a nutritionally improved line of food products without compromising great taste. Irvine established the eponymously named non-profit organization, The Robert Irvine Foundation, in an effort to support military personnel and their families. Now in operation for a few years, the foundation continues to grow and assist those in need. Read more. . .
Veteran Shark Tank was created by Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) as a way to help veterans who are starting their own businesses. Similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, aspiring Veteran entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a panel of ‘sharks’ and audience members, BUT, with a twist. Rather than an investment, our winners take home a cash prize of $10,000. It is a tremendous opportunity for veterans who are starting their own businesses to receive support, guidance and to compete for funding as they work to move their businesses forward.