Cam MacKugler hopes a Shark sees the growth potential of SeedSheet, his idiot proof organic gardening system, when he pitches in episode 822. SeedSheet is a garden that literally unrolls and is ready to go. If you can unroll a blanket, you can have an organic garden.
SeedSheet comes in a series of pre-designed gardening kits based on the types of vegetables you want to grow. The kit arrives with seed pods attached to a roll of weed suppressant fabric. Unroll the sheet onto a prepared garden bed, water it, and start growing veggies.
MacKugler got the idea for his product in 2012 while house sitting a friend's 80 acre farm. He loved the fresh veggies he got while staying there, but didn't think he had what it takes to start his own garden. When the idea for SeedSheet popped in his head, he designed the first prototype with his friend's kid's crayons.
As an architect, he knew about elements of design. Customers design their gardens online with the patent-pending garden-builder software. Enter your zip code, and the software gives suggestions for what grows best in your area. Once you design your garden, they put it together and ship it. MacKugler got the business going with a successful Kickstarter campaign back in the summer of 2015. He raised $30,664 and shipped over 250 ready-made gardens. Pre=designed kits start at $15, so it's both cheap and easy to get started.
Cam likely wants a Shark to help him get into national retail chains. Will a Shark want to eat veggies?
SeedSheet Shark Tank Recap
Cam will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, 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 he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on SeedSheet will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
SeedSheet 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 SeedSheet and Cam MacKugler as more details become available.