I love ABC's "Shark Tank", don't you? Now there's a Philadelphia version, and it debuts Tuesday on Amazon Prime. Created by two Philadelphia natives, "Wolf PAC of Philadelphia" is looking to boost local entrepreneurs.
Philly area business experts and investors will be known as the wolves, and they will give advice and money to to local entrepreneurs seeking to grow their companies. The difference is that instead of battling for the best deal, the wolves will decide together whether to invest capital. So, the Wolf PAC hunts together, keeping themselves fed, so to speak.
The investors include Management Decisions System Inc. founder Leonard Lodish, marketing expert Jody Chang Cody, venture capitalist Courtney Lawless, former Phillies broadcaster Leslie Gudel, and co creator Kent Griswold. Philly comedian Craig Shoemaker created the show with Griswold.
Business mentors, including Tony Luke Jr., "Eagles Insider" Dave Spadaro and former Eagles Seth Joyner and Brian Dawkins, will provide advice to the entrepreneurs.
The four episode series was filmed in various locales around the city, including Lincoln Financial Field and the Moshulu restaurant. Producers would like to bring the show to other cities in the future.