Break Through The Crowd premiered on Sunday, October 14 at media and entertainment mega-giant ZEE Entertainment. A new series that will give a handful of lucky contestants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality by pitching their ideas to some of the sharpest minds in business. In the end, only one hopeful will “break through the crowd” and walk away with a team of prestigious marketing and crowdfunding gurus.

“Each of the individuals profiled for this series has an important story to tell. Our goal is to inspire our viewers by sharing their experiences in a truly compelling and unique way,” said Sameer Targe, CEO at Zee Americas.

After narrowing down submissions from more than 100 hopeful contestants across the globe, only eight entrepreneurs were selected to compete on Break Through The Crowd. They will each be given a chance to showcase their businesses and concepts, which range from sophisticated lifestyle mobile apps, to thoughtful travel accessories – and even percussion instruments that double as an exercise routine. The highly-anticipated series, airing exclusively on ZEE TV,will follow the journeys of these aspiring moguls, who must persuade a panel of brutally honest judges that they have the chops to succeed in the cut-throat world of business.

Break Through the Crowd isn’t about the judges and their larger-than-life personalities. Unlike other business competition shows on TV, Break Through The Crowd is focused on the entrepreneurs – many of whom are only just learning the ropes about what it takes to start a business.

“We are giving viewers an honest look at the road to the finish line – and there are bumps along the way. Each episode explores a new aspect of the start-up process – from pitching the concept to investors, to manufacturing challenges, to marketing their product in our ever-evolving digital age,” Kalpana Malviya added. “Fans will relate to the contestants on a deeper level and by the end of season one, they will be emotionally invested in the person behind the product.”

ZEE TV’s Break Through The Crowd premiered on Sunday, October 14 at 8:30pm ET/9pm PT/8pm AST. Episodes will be posted online at https://zeeoriginals.com/shows/break-through-the-crowd/ after their official air date.

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ABOUT THE SHOW’S PANEL OF JUDGES

ALAN BRODY

Alan Brody is a noted startup guru, CEO of Convean, the business strategy and event company and founder of the iBreakfast and STARTUPALOOZA, among the nation’s longest-running Start-Up forums where he has helped entrepreneurs raise millions.

RAMIT ARORA

Ramit Arora, President and Co-founder of Biz2Credit is one of America’s top experts in small business lending and heads the company’s credit and sales operations. He has 10+ years of experience in financial services with Citibank and Xerox, and has considerable experience in risk management

NICK ADAMS

Nick Adams is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Differential Ventures and an Investor on ZeeTV’s new startup fundraising show ‘Break Through the Crowd.’

SANDFORD WOLLOMAN

Sandy is the Co-Founder and Managing Director for the Westchester Angels and an investor/panelist on Zee TV’s new start-up fundraising show “Break Through the Crowd”. In addition, Sandy created and leads the New York Area Angel Group Leaders Initiative which brings the Directors of the largest Angel Groups in the Tri-State Area together to share deal flow.