Major Greek shipowner helps bring business reality television to his home country
In Greece, shipowners usually acquire a high profile when they buy a football team.
Harry Vafias has decided to break new ground by accepting to co-host a business competition show on TV.
The chief executive officer of StealthGas will be one of five judges on Dragons’ Den, the Greek version of an international TV format that also airs under the same name in the UK but is best known as Shark Tank, its US edition.
Budding Hellenic entrepreneurs will get ten minutes to pitch business ideas to millionaires offering to buy invest their projects.
“I hope we’ll find young persons with drive and something fresh and innovative to propose,” Vafias said in a trailer of the show that aired on Monday on ANT1, a private Greek television station.
Judges-cum-investors alongside Vafias in the show will be a Greek mattress manufacturer, the founder of a skincare products group and the president of a dietary supplements company. The identity of the fifth participant remains a secret.