Business teacher makes the class watch it for homework. But it's an entertaining show in its own right.
I think it's excellent. Don't know how far behind the UK we are, but the one I just watched had a guy who invented an armchair that converts into an exercise machine, and also a guy with a lorry washing business.
There was an Australia version but it was really awful. The 'Dragons' were pretty lousy and they always tried to take 80% of peoples' businesses etc, so hardly anyone ever got any money. 1 guy had a great idea and was so desparate for the money he gave away like 80% or something. Most ideas were usually shite too.
They also made a New Zealand version of it late last year which was actually very good. They managed to keep it exactly the same as the UK one, same set and everything.
The UK one is still the best though.