The Miami Dolphins are about to go to Hollywood. Vice Chairman and co-founder and CEO of RSE Ventures (which is owner Stephen Ross' private investment firm that focuses on sports, entertainment and technology based companies) will be making an appearance on ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' as a guest during the show's 'Decade of Dreams' season.
Higgins will be joined by fellow celebrities Alex Rodriguez, Bethenny Frankel and Charles Barkley, among others. The show is known for allowing aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas and dreams to influential people in the business world, like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who can then make offers to invest in their company if they like the idea.
“It’s what we do all day long, only on TV,” Higgins said during a collaboration with &pizza to launch its exclusive delivery partnership with UberEATS. “They gave me an invite, and how do you pass that up."
All of Higgins' episodes have been taped already, and the Dolphins vice chairman admitted that during these 10-hour taping sessions of hearing pitches, he bought into a few of the businesses that were presented to him with his own money.
“It was an amazing experience. It was competitive and aggressive and I’m excited to see what comes of it,” Higgins said. “Everything we do is about taking a visionary entrepreneur that’s at an inflection point, and maybe they are missing something to get the rest of the way there and we supply it. Whether that’s real estate advice or capital, we just like to give that extra boost.”
Shark Tank will start up again in the fall, so be sure to keep an eye out for Higgins this year.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @LuisDSung
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