Shahil Patel brings BollyX, his Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program, to the stage in Shark Tank episode 1005. In 2009, Patel made it to the finals of America's Got Talent with a Bollywood dance troupe. Bollywood, for those who don't know, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry. It's known for its elaborate dance numbers in many of its films.
After America's Got Talent, Patel traveled the country organizing and performing Bollywood style dances and drew both large crowds and rave reviews. After graduating from UC Berkley, he went to MIT's Sloan Business School to get his MBA. While in Boston in 2013, he met Minal Mehta, and started Bolly X. During one of their classes, they met Fen Tung, a 15 year veteran of the fitness industry and the business started to grow. Soon thereafter, Brent Lagerman from Tough Mudder got involved and things really took off. Since early 2014, BollyX grew to over 30 states with 3000 instructors giving over 500 classes per week!
In 2015, BollyX won the Harvard Business School award of “Most Innovative" new venture. Now, there are on demand classes online for people who want to join this new fitness craze but don't have classes in their city. Patel currently trains instructors and wants many more on board so he can grow the business globally. Perhaps one of the Sharks will want to dance?
BollyX Company Information
Posts About BollyX on Shark Tank Blog
BollyX Shark Tank Recap
Shahil will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Bethany Frankel and Rohan Oza that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on BollyX will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
BollyX Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on BollyX & Shahil Patel brothers as more details become available.