Dr. Catlin Powers hopes to cook up a deal for One Earth Designs, her company that makes solar cooking stoves, in Shark Tank episode 920. Powers holds two patents for her products and, in addition to the SolSource – her solar stove – she's working on passive storage of solar energy. She started the “business” as more of a philanthropic gesture. She delivered 6000 solar ovens to remote Tibetan villages to give the people a clean and green alternative to cooking with fuel.
In 2013, she decided to take One Earth Designs to the Kickstarter community to when she raised $142,413 to fund a production run for SolSource Stoves. She brought the SolSource back to Kickstarter in 2017 and raised another $155,373. Not to be outdone, she raised an additional $166,393 on IndieGoGo in another 2017 campaign.
A SolSource looks a lot like a satellite dish. Its reflective surface focusses heat from the sun at a small reversible pot stand suspended in the middle of the dish. On a sunny day, it gets hot enough to grill a burger in just ten minutes. She markets a large “classic” version for $500 and a smaller, more portable “sport” model for $300. Both models accommodate grilling, sautéing or frying. The reflective surfaces stay cool to the touch, resist scratching and are 100% recyclable.
One Earth Designs sees multiple uses for its products. It can bring clean, efficient cooking to remote areas – reducing the need for deforestation as a fuel source. A SolSource is perfect for natural disasters when there may be no power for days. It boils water for purification, too. You can also use a SolSource in places where grills are not allowed (many beaches and national parks) to cook up a few burgers. Powers hopes she can cook up a deal with a Shark.
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One Earth Designs Shark Tank Recap
Catlin will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. She'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Rohan Oza, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but she’ll need to show them SHE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on One Earth Designs will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
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