The approximate costs of one round trip flight at $3,000/hour multiplied by an average of 8 hours flying/taxing is $24K. Well what can you expect from the executive producer, Jason Henry, who is notable for his work on the Kardashians reality show? What is that?” McConaughey asks. "To hang onto it is going to be the most difficult task of all.". The one-hour show stars self-made millionaires Michael "Rooster" McConaughey (older brother of Matthew) and Wayne "Butch" Gilliam, two veterans of the oil-and-gas pipeline industry who listen to startup pitches mostly while drinking Miller Lite. After a tough negotiation with McConaughey and Gilliam, Garfield won a $500,000 investment for 40 percent of his company. The hour-long series offers entrepreneurs a chance to pitch products and secure funding. It doesn’t look like Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam will be flying the friendly skies with one young entrepreneur anytime soon. Actor Matthew’s brother and parter Butch Gilliam do not seem likely to invest in new air travel app.

The first season of the show premiered on Tuesday, August 4 and will run for eight episodes. "We're thinking when these entrepreneurs see Gil, they'll let their defenses down a little bit and open up to him," Gilliam says. 0 of 0 people found this review helpful. “That’s the first thing you gotta do and he doesn’t even have one,” he says.

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"That way we can quiz Gil and see what the person is all about.". A friend and mentor to McConaughey and Gilliam, Prather picks up the entrepreneurs at the airport and gives them a mini-interview while driving them to their pitch. With Robert Duvall, Butch Gilliam, Gil Prather, Jen Friel. In an exclusive clip obtained by TheWrap of Tuesday’s episode of CNBC’s “West Texas Investors Club,” a young man is seeking $75,000 to help launch his own air travel app. “What the hell is a 135? (2015– ). A public statement by show's co-star Butch Gilliam in an interview on 10/18/2015: "The contestants go through a casting crew. I watched the entire first season and was indeed entertained. Use the HTML below.

One big difference between West Texas Investors Club and Shark Tank is how McConaughey and Gilliam test out the startup models before deciding to invest.

Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Regardless, the show is a "success" -- but I will go back to watching Shark Tank. 111 Followers, 90 Following, 1 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from West Texas Investors Club (@westtexasinvestorsclub) Not only was he able to persuade the bar's patrons to download the app, but the majority of customers found it useful in ordering drinks without having to wait for table service. For example, in the show's first episode, the pair brought entrepreneur Adam Garfield's drink-ordering app SpeedETab to a local bar to see how it would be received by customers. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. With a budget of $400K, 96% of the show's budget was on airfare? To continue reading for free, provide your email below. “It’s a certificate that allows you to fly and charge people money for your services,” Gilliam explains. Shark Tank has some competition in West Texas. I agree with TheWrap's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and provide my consent to receive marketing communications from them. CNBC's new reality series West Texas Investors Club takes the Shark Tank model of entrepreneurs pitching business ideas and adds a crucial new ingredient: beer. "We want to put them under the gun and see what their character is all about.". "It's one thing to make money," Gilliam says. "For every entrepreneur that comes to us, we're going to try to figure out a way to put them in a real-life scenario," Gilliam says. And the "club" house is really a building in Stanton where Gilliam says he has never step foot inside. West Texas Investors Club is a reality series with millionaires Mike 'Rooster' McConaughey and Wayne 'Butch' Gilliam. “I’d rather fly with a blind man than with somebody that’s only got 500 hours,” McConaughey says. Gilliam is not impressed, however, that the entrepreneur has yet to obtain his Part 135 certificate. Furthermore, clearly there is no flight crew or captain during the deboarding on a private charter – which can be lethal if the passenger(s) do not know where not to walk. However, as a commercial airline pilot with 33 years experience, I know that the chartered jet shown to be transporting the 16 contestants is a Lear Jet 31 A, an older aircraft that has slightly lower hourly operating costs. CNBC's new reality show hopes to lure 'Shark Tank' fans to the Lone Star State. Last Updated: September 28, 2015 @ 6:21 PM, Matthew McConaughey's Brother Rooster on CNBC's Investors Reality Series: I've Made More Good Deals Drinking Beer, Matthew McConaughey’s Brother Rooster on Donald Trump: ‘We Can’t Throw Stones’, Matthew McConaughey’s Brother Rooster on CNBC’s Investors Reality Series: I’ve Made More Good Deals Drinking Beer. Growing up in Arkansas and then Texas, I initially felt a special connection to this show. “West Texas Investors Club” airs Tuesdays at 10/9c. In the case of SpeedETab, Garfield passed the test. The show is produced by The Ebersol Lanigan Company. Given those facts, the entire first scene must be totally staged or fake. Was this review helpful to you? West Texas Investors Club is a reality series with millionaires Mike 'Rooster' McConaughey and Wayne 'Butch' Gilliam. The guys are witty and genuine. Inside the 'West Texas Investors Club' Aug. 4, 2015 05:04 05:04 Charlie Ebersol, Jason Henry and Dan Lanigan serve as executive producers on the series. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. While the West Texas investors do invest, there is a little more vetting and outside help than the show suggests. Another difference between West Texas Investors Club and Shark Tank has to do with the show's third co-star, American Music Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Gil Prather. Looking for some great streaming picks? He then asks the entrepreneur how many hours of flying time he has, to which the man replies he has around 500 hours logged. Add the first question. So what's his most important lesson for entrepreneurs? So for 16 contestants it would cost ballpark $384K in total airfare costs which is not reality and thus fake or staged. The money would go toward obtaining a Part 135 certificate. Title: So far, Gilliam says he's been satisfied with the quality of most of the startups and founders that have pitched him on the show. ‘West Texas Investors Club’ hosts ‘didn’t know we’d do this good’ Aug. 4, 2015 04:15 04:15 View production, box office, & company info, Watch Matthew McConaughey’s Mom Gets Tough on ‘West Texas Investors Club’ (Exclusive Video), ‘Fargo,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ Honored for Portraying Veterans, ‘West Texas Investors Club’ Gets Foamy Lesson in Beer Tech (Exclusive Video). Enjoy! I was curious enough to search Google for the two investors and came across an enlightening news article that validated my suspicions about the show's lack of realism. The hour-long series offers entrepreneurs a chance to pitch products and secure funding. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? In short, it's TV." Also Read: Matthew McConaughey's Brother Rooster on CNBC's Investors Reality Series: I've Made More Good Deals Drinking Beer. In an exclusive clip obtained by TheWrap of Tuesday’s episode of CNBC’s “West Texas Investors Club,” a young man is seeking $75,000 to help launch his own air travel app. Another difference between West Texas Investors Club and Shark Tank has to do with the show's third co-star, American Music Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Gil Prather. Business owners who view making money as their number one goal will face their greatest challenge after becoming financially successful. West Texas Investors Club