Wendell Hunter, Wale Forrester and Justin Forsett pitch Shower Pill, their body wipes for when you need a shower but don't have the time, in Shark Tank episode 918. The three men are former UC Berkeley football team-mates and no strangers to working up a sweat. They got the name for their product from an old joke they told while playing football. If a team-mate left the locker room without showering, they'd say “he must have taken a shower pill.” While at Berkeley, the guys often found themselves without the time to shower. It was a stinky situation, but they also contacted a few sweat related infections.
After graduating, Hunter played for the Buffalo Bills before becoming an ER Technician. Forrester became a firefighter. Forsett played 9 years in the NFL as running back with the Seahawks, Colts, Texans, Ravens, Jaguars, Lions and Broncos; he retired in 2017.
After settling in to life, the guys brainstormed their idea and “after a boatload of research & development,” they tested their prototype on some of their pro athlete friends. They quickly realized their market was bigger. Everyone from soccer moms to the weekend warrior had the same “in between shower issues.”
The Shower Pill is about the size of a washcloth. It's extra thick and has anti bacterial properties to fight against bacteria and fungus such as Staph infections, MRSA, Ringworm, Common Cold and more. Its aloe vera base softens skin as it cleans and it smells good too. They promise it'll leave your “skin feeling clean, fresh and moisturized…like you just stepped out of the shower.” A ten pack of individually wrapped Shower Pills is $9.99; The Bucket of 250 wipes is $199.99.
The guys likely want a Shark's help getting into mass retail. Will a Shark come clean and invest?
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Shower Pill Shark Tank Recap
Wendell, Wale and Justin will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Grenier, and Alex Rodriguez that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Shower Pill will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
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The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Shower Pill & Wendell Hunter Wale Forrester and Justin Forsett as more details become available.