Mark Cuban Launches ‘The MCC Network’ on Streaming Platform He Co-Founded

Powered by interactive streaming network Fireside, the free-to-access MCC Network aims to be "the premier destination for entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the world of business." Members will be able to get business advice directly from industry titans. "We're excited to create a first-of-its-kind global business community to win at business together," Mark Cuban says.

Aiming to support “the next generation of industry pioneers,” Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban is launching  The MCC Network, an “interactive company-building network for entrepreneurs and industry titans to share advice and win at business together.”

The membership-based, “free-to-access” network will be powered by Fireside, an interactive streaming platform co-founded by Cuban and Falon Fatemi. Haywood L. Perry III and Ansley Carlisle, investors at the Mark Cuban Companies, will be leading the initiative. 

MCC Network members include founders from Mark Cuban’s portfolio of over 200 companies, according to Fireside, which added that viewers “will have the opportunity to speak directly with founders, industry titans, and athletes through interactive conversations hosted by the community.”

Since Fireside’s technology allows fans to be a part of the show, audience members “will have the opportunity to speak directly to founders, entrepreneurs, and the Mark Cuban Companies team to gain insights and foster a community of business leaders,” Fireside said.

Letting audiences ‘be the drivers of content’

The MCC Network is led by MCC investors Haywood L. Perry III and Ansley Carlisle, shown with Mark Cuban [Photo: Fireside]

The MCC Network is said to have a goal of being “the premier destination for entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the world of business and gain insights from one of the most successful and charismatic business magnates of our time.”

The magnate in question is big on what Fireside can do.

“Fireside goes past creating dialogue,” Mark Cuban said in a statement. “It breaks down barriers and lets audiences be the drivers of content. We’re excited to create a first-of-its-kind global business community to win at business together.”

Cuban told Inc. Magazine that his new network aims to fill a void in community building for entrepreneurs, enabling them to directly connect with each other. 

“We have been doing an email newsletter for a while now, but it’s not rich enough in information and it’s not real-time. MCC Network solves this issue,” Cuban told Inc. “We want founders to be able to talk to other founders, technologists, strategists, and customers about their businesses.”

“Mark’s vision exemplifies Fireside’s commitment to interactivity and community engagement,” Fireside Co-Founder and CEO Falon Fatemi added in a statement. “With ‘The MCC Network,’ we continue to revolutionize how people establish communities with the leaders and talent they are inspired by and deepen relationships across industries.”

BTS features with ‘Shark Tank’ founders and more

It’s Just Business, a new interactive series hosted by Ansley Carlisle (right) of Mark Cuban Companies, will focus on conversations with successful founders to uncover their mistakes, lessons learned, and advice to win at business.

The MCC Network will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes features with Shark Tank founders, live AMA conversations, and guest interviews with industry moguls, Fireside said.

This programming lineup will include shows such as “MCC Live, “featuring founders and industry titans in conversation about their journeys; “It’s Just Business,” an interactive series of conversations hosted by MCC associate Ansley Carlisle that explores founders’ business mistakes and lessons learned; and “The MCC Happy Hour,” featuring discussions with founders and leaders to share business learning across industries.

Members who join to take part “will have the opportunity to see themselves on screen side-by-side with the Mark Cuban Companies Network and interact directly with speakers,” Fireside noted.

Fireside says it enables brands to “own their fandoms and pioneer interactive monetized community experiences.” The streaming platform is backed by investors in technology, sports, media, and entertainment.

To sign up for the MCC Network, users must go here. For some reason, getting a “free membership” requires the user to click a button marked PAY, which generates a window to enter your phone number as your login.

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