CNBC's 'West Texas Investors Club': Rooster McConaughey, Butch Gilliam's August Premiere List!

By Jorge Solis ( | Jul 15, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
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CNBC has released their list of entrepreneurs for their new reality series, West Texas Investors Club. Before the official premiere in August, self-made multimillionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam are going to lasso in these entrepreneurs, and give them a Shark Tank feel with a little bit of Texas twang.

According to Deadline, following the success of The Profit, CNBC reteams with the show's producer, Charlie Ebersol, for a new reality series. West Texas Investors Club is one of three new unscripted series ordered by the network, along with Blue Collar Millionaires, and Make Me a Millionaire Inventor.

As we previously mentioned, during the eight-episode series, deep in the heart of Texas, the self-made multimillionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam have carved their fortunes from a harsh and unforgiving land. Now they've chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs. But they're going to do it on their own turf and terms. Along with the duo's close friend and confidante Gil Prather, Rooster and Butch are inviting ambitious entrepreneurs from all across the country to come down to Midland and make their case.

During the episode, a young entrepreneur will pitch an app that might possibly revolutionize the bar scene. Later, two best friends present a potential device that promises to reduce contact with germs.

According to TV By The Numbers, here is the list of contestants appearing in the premiere:

Jeremy Adams, Prestige Food Trucks - Orlando, FL

JB Adkins, Hyte App - Northridge, CA

Reuben Canada, Jin+Ja - New York, NY

Christy Chang & Amy Pepper, No Touch Pen - Potomac, MD

Shennice Cleckley, My Dessert Bar - Columbia, SC

Mike Droessler, Invisible Undershirt - Cincinnati OH

Chase Fisher & Blake Jensen, Blenders Eyewear - La Jolla, CA

Jen Friel, What's Up App - Tavernier, FL

Jenny Fulton, Miss Jenny's Pickles - Kernersville, NC

Adam Garfield, SpeedETab - Boston, MA

KC Kelly, iQue Repair - Taylorsville, UT

Rob O'Reilly, RORGuitars -- Ireland

Jack Scalfani, The Best BBQ Sauce - Hendersonville, TN

Desiree Shank, Future College Fund - Castle Rock, CO

Louisa Wright, My Back Sleeper Pillow - Castle Rock, CO

AJ Zakarian, RoboCup - Las Vegas, NV

West Texas Investors Club premieres August 4 at 10 pm on CNBC.

Readers, are you excited to see West Investors Club?

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