Heidi and Cory Santiago want more than the bare minimum when they pitch Bear Minimum to the Sharks in episode 1001. Bear Minimum is a cook pot for camping that folds flat. Cory is the inventor of the husband and wife team from Spokane. It functions as a camping cook pot, portable dog dish, or anything else you'd use a pot for.
Since he was a kid, he's enjoyed the outdoors and inventing things. One problem Cory had was the bulkiness of camping cookware. Even pots that nest inside each other are bulkier than the Bear Minimum. The portable pot folds up into a wallet sized package. When unfolded, it's a square cooking pot. It's made from Teflon, so it's easy to clean as well as functional. There are three sizes: 32, 64 and 128 ounce and they cost between $27.99 and $53.99. You can buy them on Amazon.
The entrepreneurial couple sold their product in 30 different countries so far; they're hoping for either broader distribution – with a Shark's help. Heidi and Cory, with the help of their two daughters, made over three thousand units in their home. They recently ordered a large amount of product from China, but they ultimately want to manufacture Bear Minimum in the USA.
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Bear Minimum Shark Tank Recap
Heidi and Cory will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and guest Shark Jamie Siminoff. 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 Bear Minimum will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Bear Minimum Shark Tank Update
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 Bear Minimum & Heidi and Cory Santiago as more details become available.