The Probiotic Maker – Easy Homemade Yogurt

Merrick Maxfield invented The Probiotic Maker to save money. He, his wife and their 8 kids all love yogurt and they were burning through 32 cups every couple of days. It was an expensive snack habit. They tried commercially available yogurt machines, but they were very slow and hard to clean. He wanted a better, […]

The Phoozy – A Koozy for Your Phone

The Phoozy came about with a collaboration between a race car driver, a corporate executive and some rocket scientists. After missing an important call due to an overheated phone while boating, NASCAR driver Kevin Conway went searching for a product that would act like a koozy for his phone. When he couldn’t find one, he […]

Dyno Safe – Owning the Porch

Dyno Safe inventor Rebecca Romanucci created this product and the software behind it to “own the porch.” The Dyno Safe is a large , lockable safe for deliveries that sits on your front porch. Simply send a code to the delivery driver and they can unlock the safe, place your package inside and lock it […]

Bunch Bikes – Family Cargo Bikes

Bunch Bikes CEO Aaron Powell got the entrepreneurial itch when his daughter was born. He wanted the flexibility to “put his family first, so he quit his job as a high school band teacher and started selling jewelry online. Within a year, the site was earning him twice his teacher’s salary. He booked a family […]

The Hairy Grabster

Hairy Grabster creator Patty Watne has one word for hair in the shower: GROSS! Patty and her husband, Andy, pitch their gadget in the Tank in episode 1219. They first thought about making the product when their bathroom flooded due to a hair clog in the shower. Over a period of two years, they tinkered […]

Mad Rabbit Tattoo Balm

Mad Rabbit Tattoo co-founders Oliver Zak and Selom Agbitor knew they wanted to start their own business, they just weren’t sure what it would be. The guys met as freshmen in college and became fast friends. A few months before graduating in 2019, they started Mad Rabbit. The inspiration for their first product, their tattoo […]

Nu Milk – Almond Milk Machines

Joe Savino and Ari Tolwin invented the Nu Milk almond milk machine to give consumers fresher almond milk and cut down on waste in the food supply chain. Consumers choose their ingredients, push a button, and have almond milk in thirty seconds that’s more nutritious than packaged almond milk. Almonds are high in vitamin E, […]

Tote Babies – Car Seat Holder

Lindsey Fleischauer invented Tote Babies to make shopping with her infant easier. When you put a baby seat in a shopping cart, there isn’t much room left for groceries – unless you bury your kid. With Totes Babies, the car seat is suspended so you can put groceries underneath it. Lindsey made the first Tote […]

Tandem Boogie Boards – Inflatable Boogie Boards

For the Clark family, Tandem Boogie Boards is a true family affair. Manya and John Clark and their daughters Alleanna, Juliette and Lyla all enjoy various water sports and the California beach lifestyle. The San Clemente family made a business out of one of their passions: boogie boarding. For those unfamiliar with this, it’s like […]

Chill System Coolers – Iceless Coolers

Chase Mitchel and Brian Bloch invented Chill System Coolers to cool your room temperature drinks without the use of ice. Instead of ice, they’ve built freezing gel right into the cooler itself. Coupled with one of their packs or totes, you can carry around enough beverages for a day on the go. With the pack […]

Misfit Food – Half Veggie Meats

Misfit Food creator Phil Wong knows a plant based diet is better for our planet. He also knows most people aren’t ready to take the full on plunge into a vegetarian lifestyle, so he created products that take you half way there. For instance, their sausages are 50% vegetables and 50% humanely raised chicken. Their […]

Simply Good Jars – Healthy Meals in a Jar

Jared Cannon first created his Simply Good Jars as a way for him to get a healthy meal while working full time and going to night school for his MBA. Cannon was a chef in some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants for 18 years before he took the leap and started this business in 2017. The […]

Pinch Me Therapy Dough

Pinch Me Therapy Dough creator Nancy Rothner knows exposing senses to different smells colors and textures helps you relax. That’s why she designed her therapy dough to stimulate all three senses.  The putty is fun to fidget with and the calming colors and aromatic infusion centers your focus and helps you relax. Nancy would know, […]

The Muff Wader – Overalls for the Drinking Man

Taylor Ness and Garret Lamp created The Muff Wader because they love the outdoors and drinking. The envisioned overalls with a built in cooler, bottle opener, beer holder and special pockets for storing booze and other items. So they made a prototype, failed at a Kickstarter, then started the business anyway back in 2018. In […]

The BusyBaby Mat

BusyBaby inventor Beth Fynbo got sick of “playing fetch” with her baby, that’s whys she invented the product. Babies love throwing things from their high chairs to the floor. When they do this, whatever they throw gets dirt and germs on it. Not to mention it gets old quickly. Busy Baby is an elegant solution […]

WalkeePaws – Leggings for Dogs

Lisa Baronoff invented WalkeePaws to protect her dogs’ paws from road salts during winter time. Road salt seriously irritates paws to the point of them splitting and dogs can ingest toxins if they lick their paws after exposure to road salt. The only solutions are to thoroughly wash your dog’s paws after exposure to road […]

Hop Scotch Coding App

Hop Scotch co-founder Samantha John started her business with educator Jocelyn Leavitt in 2013. They wanted a way to get more girls interested in programming and engineering. She was 26 at the time. The original app was designed to teach kids ages 8-12 to code using visual programming language for touch screen devices like the […]

Everything Legendary Vegan Burgers

Looking at this picture, you wouldn’t think those were vegan burgers stacked up there. They look like real, juicy burgers and that’s what Jumoke Jackson, Danita Gassen and Duane Cheers cook up every day at Everything Legendary, their vegan café and now ecommerce vegan burgers purveyor. They initially opened in Washington, D.C. in 2019 with […]

The Better Bedder – Makes a Neater Bed

Judy Schott and Nita Gassen originally invented The Better Bedder as a device to make bunk beds easier. It really didn’t help, but they discovered it could do a lot of  cool things for regular beds – one of the biggies is it holds your sheets in place. Picture a giant headband that goes around […]

The Souper Cube – Frozen Portion Control

Michelle Sendowski first thought about the Souper Cube while figuring out how to store home made chicken broth. She wanted something that would give her precise portion control while easily fitting into the freezer. At the time, she was dating her husband, Jacob, who appears with her in the Shark Tank pitching their business. In […]

Sienna Sauces – Sauce for Anything

Sauce Boss Tyla-Simone Crayton made her first batch of Sienna Sauces when she was just 8 years old. She wanted to replicate the sauce from her favorite wing joint which had closed. Now she’s a national teen entrepreneurial phenomenon. She has her product in WalMart, Wegman’s and dozens of smaller grocery chains. What really got […]

Pashion Heels and Flats

Haley Pavone invented Pashion heels after getting her foot impaled by a stiletto heel. She’d taken her own heels off because they were hurting her feet while dancing. The next day, she started researching how to make a high heeled shoe that could convert into a flat. That was 2016. Four and a half years […]

Byoot Bathing Suits

Elyce Billany invented Byoot bathing suits after wrangling with a wet one piece bathing suit in a dirty Jamaican bathroom. She wanted an easier way to remove her suit and as soon as she got back from that vacation, she got to work on designs. She didn’t let the fact that she had no experience […]

Pizza Cupcakes – Bite Sized Pizza

Andrea Meggiato made his first Pizza Cupcakes in his home kitchen. When he immigrated from Italy, he worked in the food business, so he was used to experimenting with food. One day, he made a small bite sized pizza with sourdough and brioche and his wife dubbed them Pizza Cupcakes. As more friends and family […]

Jax Sheets for Men

Wen Muenyi got the idea for Jax Sheets after buying expensive silk sheets for himself. He loved the way they feeled, but he didn’t like the price, so he set out to create sheets that had a silk feel without the price tag. He also wanted the sheets to be sustainable. Wen settled on bamboo […]

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