Yumble Meals for Kids

Yumble Meals founders David and Joanna Parker started making pre-made meals for their own three kids when the chore of getting meals together became too much of a chore. Kids can be picky eaters and theirs were no exception. Basically, Joanna made wholesome, healthy meals based on her own kids’ favorites: pizza, chicken nuggets etc. She […]

Cupboard Pro

Christian, Keira and Kaley Young bring their dad’s invention, The Cupboard Pro, to Shark Tank episode 1002 in what will be a tear-jerker of a pitch. The product is pretty straightforward: it’s a cutting board with an attached receptacle or cup to stash the cut items in. Firehouse Chef and inventor Keith Young created the […]

Sunniva Super Coffee

Jordan DeCicco started making what became Sunniva Super Coffee in his dorm room at Philadelphia University. He didn’t like sugary energy drinks, so he whipped up a coffee based energy drink with milk solids and coconut oil. What he got was an energy boost AND a business. His fellow students like his concoction and started buying […]

Sap Maple Soda

Sap Maple Soda creators Nikita Salmon and Chas Smith grew up drinking maple sap from buckets in their family’s maple tree forest in Vermont. The family has over 300 acres of trees they’ve been “harvesting” since the 1950’s. They also harvest birch sap. The two cousins were brainstorming business ideas and when they came up […]

Zuva – African Inspired Clothing

Zuva is a line of African inspired clothing created and curated by entrepreneur Kelechi Anyadiegwa. She started the business after getting compliments on her own African inspired wardrobe. Instead of telling people where to buy the clothes, she smelled a business opportunity and started her company. That was in 2014. With just $500, some technical […]

Greatest of All-Time Pet Speaker

The Greatest of All Time (GOAT) Pet Speaker is one of many products in the GOAT Pet Products line. “Petrepreneur” Michelle Winowich initially started the company to give pet owners a place to buy quality pet products at good prices. While the business is primarily focussed on selling the pet speaker, GOAT also sells dog treats. […]

Smart Gurlz STEM Dolls

Sharmi Albrechtsen created Smart Gurlz when she built a toy for her daughters that taught them STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) principles. She knew how few girls got into STEM related fields as adults and she wanted to do something about it. Rather than fight the inherent gender bias in many toys, she rolled […]

The Scooping Bowl

Tyler Peoples shows the Sharks his Scooping Bowl invention in episode 824. It’s a bowl with a hinged, built-in spatula and it has multiple uses. The spatula clears out batter quicker and more efficiently than the traditional way and the hinged design allows it to work as a “double bowl,” colander, and egg separator. Peoples […]

Heavy Equipment Adventure – Extreme Sand Box

Randy Stenger likes playing in the dirt in a really BIG way, which is why he opened his heavy equipment adventure business, Extreme Sand Box, in 2013. His kids remarked that it would be cool to play on heavy equipment, so he Googled the idea and found one business that does it – in Florida. Since […]

Nerd Wax Glasses Wax

Don and Lydia Hejney are this week’s Kickstarter entry into the Shark Tank as they pitch Nerd Wax, their successfully funded glasses wax, in episode 703. The Hejneys raised over $60K in May, 2014 to fund the first production run of Nerd Wax. What is Nerd Wax? It looks like a tube of Chapstick and […]

Wood Bow Ties – Two Guys Bow Ties

Adam Teague and Tim Paslay are the two guys behind Two Guys Bow Ties. These aren’t your grandpa’s bow ties either, they are made out of exotic wood. Each bow tie is hand-made and comes with an adjustable band with attached bow-tie clasps. Two Guys Bow Ties also makes wood lapel pins and wood brimmed hats. […]

High Tech Insoles – Noene USA

Byron Scott, a retired NFL linebacker, pitches Noene USA, a line of high-tech insoles, to the Sharks in episode 624. Noene USA is a subsidiary of a Swiss company that produces the world’s thinnest and (as they claim) best shock absorbing insoles on the market today. Scott secured what amounts to a distribution agreement for […]

Lumio Pitch – The Most Important 30-second Answer Ever

The Internet was glowing in January with articles about the LUMIO pitch – beautiful product, elegant branding, logical growth plan, and a driven entrepreneur, Max Gunawan. Five sharks, five offers…which offer would your business accept? It’s a question you need to carefully evaluate BEFORE swimming with the sharks or any investor. Every business is different […]

Photo Printing Kit – Lumi

Jesse Genet created the first Lumi photo printing kit in her friend’s laundry room to continue to create tee shirts, something she’d been doing since age 16. She unveils the newest version of  Lumi in Shark Tank episode 622. She calls the method for the photo printing kit “the Lumi process.” What Lumi does is […]

Coffee of the Month

Entrepreneurs Samantha Meis and Conor Riley pitch Misto Box, a coffee of the month club type business, in Shark Tank episode 421. The pair started the business in mid 2012 after a successful Kickstarter campaign that got the upstart coffee of the month business off the ground. Meis and Riley met at the University of […]

Friday April 19

Friday April 19 brings a brand new Shark Tank to ABC. As season 4 winds down, this episode is the first of the final episodes bringing a successful season to a close. While thousands will be attending open casting calls in the coming weeks, Shark Tank fans will be entertained by some of the more […]

Quadra-Fire Warms up Winter

This post brought to you by QuadraFire. All opinions are 100% mine. Quadra-Fire Pellet Stoves can save you a small fortune on your heating bill and get you a tax credit in the process! Pellet stoves have been around for quite a while – they heat like a wood stove, but they use pellets made […]

Stuffed Sharks on New AMC Series Immortalized

This post brought to you by Immortalized On AMC. All opinions are 100% mine. Immortalized is a new reality TV show that highlights the world of Taxidermy. Odd or offbeat professions are great content for the new breed of reality TV, and the Immortalizers is the latest entrant in this genre. The show airs Thursdays […]

The Ultimate Bib

The ultimate bib is how entrepreneur Susie Taylor describes her hi-tech, stain resistant fabric invention, Bibbitec. Susie brings the ultimate bib into the shark tank on Friday, February 1. This Florida momtrepreneur invented bibbitec back in 2008 when she got sick of her messy kids using up multiple bibs a day. The straw that broke […]

Cats need to Chill Too

This post brought to you by Comfort Zone® products. All opinions are 100% mine. Cats are funny creatures, maybe that’s why cat related businesses have done well on Shark Tank! If you have a cat, hopefully it’s a calm and collected one. There is nothing worse than a cat that is a bit too excited! […]

New Way to Bank in the New Year

This post brought to you by ableBanking. All opinions are 100% mine. I remember going to our small, local bank every Saturday morning with my little brother when I was a kid. We shared a paper route and we had to “settle up” with the distribution office every Saturday. Our next stop would be the […]

Bank on Christmas Giving

This post brought to you by ableBanking. All opinions are 100% mine. The Christmas season has always been a season of giving. Couple the spirit of the season with getting year end tax deductions in order, and you have a nice recipe for charitable giving. Like many, our family helps our favorite charities at this […]

Save and Give with ableBanking

This post brought to you by ableBanking. All opinions are 100% mine. The other day I wrote about Northeast Bank's new online banking venture, ableBanking. Online banking is something most banks offer since it saves them money; why pay a teller when the customer can perform most of a teller's functions online? What most banks […]

Interview with Raven Thomas

“Raven Thomas and the Painted Pretzel,” sounds like the title of a fairy tale story you might read to a child. After her Painted Pretzel business was funded by Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, you could make a strong argument for the “happily ever after” tale of this Arizona mom and her fledgling business. Mark […]

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