If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, you may need any help you can get to make it big. And so after Johnny Georges came up with his own great idea, he landed a spot on the reality television show Shark Tank in a bid to find the funding to boost his business. Once the humble farmer appeared in front of the panel of potential investors, though, he faced some tough, probing questions. Would he keep his cool under such scrutiny?
A resident of Arcadia in Florida, Georges lived with his mother and brother as a youngster in Winter Haven, FL. And the future entrepreneur had a keen work ethic even back then, as he found a position at a local gas station while still in elementary school. A few years later, though, he chose to team up with a close member of own his family.
Yes, Georges joined his dad, Rick, in the agricultural sector, with the pair working together for more than two decades. However, as Georges later explained, Rick wasn’t merely a farmer. “My father was an irrigation engineer [and] designing engineer,” he told the Future of Agriculture podcast in September 2018.