G.J. Gardner Homes Shark Tank

GJ’s Shark Tank

Do you have an idea that will change the game for GJ’s?

At our 2018 International conference we are giving you the opportunity to bring your ideas to fruition and present them to our G.J. Shark Tank Panel with the chance to WIN Cash Money at a value of $2, 500 AUD. On top of this, ALL presented ideas will be explored with the possibility of having them trialed and ultimately implemented in the business!

In similar vein to the hit TV show 'Shark Tank', we will be asking you and your team to pitch an idea to the panel for how you can increase the bottoam line in your franchise that will change the game for G.J.'s as a business 

Innovative ideas can stem from any aspect of our business (not limited to the below):

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Training
  • Community Engagement
  • Customer Service / Experience
  • Subbie / Supplier Relationships
  • Office / Team Culture


You must elect a representative/s to pitch your idea to our ‘Shark Tank’ panel but can have no more than 3 team members on stage when pitching to – Greg Gardner, Darren Wallis and some very special guests. The actual presentations will be held at the International Conference in Hawaii on Friday 27 April.

Each Shark will rate and pick their favourite pitch from a team. This team will then be awarded a cash price of $2,500 AUD with the chance of the idea to be implemented into the business as long as it is feasible and beneficial to all members of the G.J. Gardner Homes Team.

This is an exciting way to share, collaborate, learn and work as a team to produce something innovative for the business and keep us ahead of the competition!

Rules of the Tank:

The pitch must be centered around increasing GJ businesses’ bottom line and must address the following criteria in the presentation to the panel:


Idea: Describe your idea briefly in 2-3 sentences.

Execution: How would your idea be executed?

Innovation: What is new or innovative about the idea?

Appeal: How will it appeal to the target audience? And why will it appeal to them?

Return: How will the idea make money for your franchise?

Evidence: What evidence do you have to suggest the idea will be effective?

Problem: What is the problem the idea is trying to solve or the opportunity it is trying to capitalise on?


Your pitch must go for no longer than 5 minutes - You can use words, props, visual cues and PowerPoint presentations but nothing that takes a long time to set up as you will literally be cut off after 5 minutes!

Your pitch must be about creating and implementing something new into the GJ Business (e.g. An enhancement to the the way we communicate to our customers, or a design innovation). Use this as an opportunity to do something you have always wanted to do in your office!

If you and your team are wanting to partake in the GJ Shark Tank then please download and fill out the application form below.  


Let’s innovate and most importantly, have some fun!

"Don't cry about money. It never cries for you!" -Kevin O'Leary

Key Dates

28th of February - Application Forms DUE

16th of March - Announcement of 10 finalists

20th of April – Presentations (PowerPoints) DUE by 10 finalists (non-mandatory)

27th of April – LET’s GET WET (In the Tank)


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