Kitty Kasa Cat Houses

Husband and wife “catrepreneurs” Rusty Niedwick and Nikki Linn made their first Kitty Kasa out of necessity. Linn is a cat lover extraordinaire who left the radio business after divorcing her first husband. She got out of the radio business and opened a cat shelter. For twenty years, Linn’s shelter – the ARNI Foundation – operated in […]

Makeup Junkie Bags and Purses

Meredith Jurica and her Makeup Junkie Bags are yet another successful product for women to appear in Shark Tank episode 1010. Jurica, a speech pathologist turned entrepreneur, is a makeup junkie. She hated the makeup bags that were available to her because they weren’t easy to clean and literally wouldn’t stand up to the demands […]

Play Dresses by Sonnet James

Whitney Lundeen created Sonnet James “play dresses” so she could look fashionable while rough-housing with her two young boys. She freely admits “playing with my sons was not something that came naturally to me.” The former interior designer found herself divorced and in need of a job after the birth of her second son. Rather […]

Uniforms for School Kids with Uniform

Adam Butlein and Chid Liberty want to provide school uniforms for African children while outfitting Americans with chic urban wear. Their company, Uniform, uses Liberian women as their labor force. Liberty, a native of Liberia who immigrated to the USA at a young age, is committed to helping people in his native land. He, along […]

Pristine Cleansing Sprays

Cousins Brandon Karam and Jessica Karam Oley, creators of Pristine Cleansing Sprays, had something in common before going into business together. Besides being related, they’re both attorneys and they both used a lot of wipes. Jessica used them on her kids and Brandon used them on himself. The problem with regular wipes is twofold: they contain […]

Adventure Hunts – Treasure Hunt Experiences

Sean and Jared Bingham have over 150 Adventure Hunts planned for 2019. What are Adventure Hunts you ask? They’re a combination of Amazing Race-like tasks and a real treasure hunt. The two brothers started organizing these events a few years ago and they had tremendous success. You can go on Adventure Hunts in the USA, […]

Aqua Paw – Dog Bathing Accessory

Daniel Lentz, creator of Aqua Paw, loves his dogs. He’s had dogs his whole life and, while he enjoys their company, he knows caring for them is quite a chore sometimes. This is never more evident than at bath time.  Bathing a dog is a frenetic, messy and sometimes stressful activity – for dog and […]

Tush Baby Baby Carrier

Tammy Rant got tired of her back hurting from carrying her two kids, that’s why she invented Tush Baby. The software sales executive wanted a baby carrier that didn’t hurt her back but also kept baby comfortable. Doctors love the product because it distributes baby’s weight on mom’s hips while keeping baby in the ergonomic, […]

Sproing – Fitness Centers

Paul Toback and Steve Lenz think their new fitness center concept – Sproing – is the next big thing in cardio fitness. They hope the Sharks think so too when they pitch Sproing in episode 1008. If you ever go to the gym, you see a LOT of treadmills. It’s probably the most popular piece […]

Moki Door Step

Alyssa and Zachary Brown named their product, Moki Door Step, after the “moki steps” carved into the cliffs by the cliff-dwelling Pueblo people. They used small steps to scale the cliffs where they made their homes. While the Browns don’t live in a cliff, they do lots of skiing,  biking and kayaking. That means putting […]

Bruw – Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Max Feber, a high school student from West Bloomfield, Michigan, wants to brew up some interest from the Sharks for Bruw, his cold brew coffee-making “system.” It’s actually a very simple item. Cold brew coffee doesn’t brew like hot coffee. The grounds basically soak in cold water overnight. The method makes coffee smoother and less […]

The Pop-It-Pal Zit Simulator

Summer Pierce, Billy Pierce and Kayla Roof  created the Pop-It-Pal because they have a “unique obsession,” they like to pop zits! They hope the Sharks get a kick out of their hot-selling novelty item that some are calling the next fidget spinner when they present it in episode 1005. The Pop-It-Pal is a small, rectangular […]

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 […]

Mother Beverage – Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Stephen and Allison Ellsworth want the Sharks to drink up and invest in Mother Beverage, their line of apple cider vinegar based drinks in Shark Tank episode 1005. The “mother” in Mother Beverage pays homage to what’s known as the mother of a bottle of vinegar. It’s the sludge like blob at the bottom of […]

Bolly X – Bollywood Inspired Exercise

Bolly X creator Shahil Patel first performed Bollywood inspired dance routines on America’s Got Talent back in 2009. He didn’t win, but he made it to the finals. That was the start of an interesting journey that brought him from California to Boston and made Bolly X what it is today. Bolly X is an […]

Hire a Santa – Santa Claus “Employment Agency”

Mitch Allen and dozens of Santa Claus characters join the Shark Tank cast as Allen pitches his Hire a Santa employment agency in the Shark Tank Holiday Special. Allen is a professional Santa who has developed a large, world-wide database of people who dress as Santa for the Christmas season. All his Santas are vetted […]

RynArik or Prank-O in Disguise – Gag Gift Boxes

When Arik Nordby and Ryan Walther pitch RynArik on Shark Tank, they’ll be pulling a prank. RynArik is a name they made up for the show to pitch Prank-O, their hilarious gift boxes. Each box has a gag “product” on its cover. They look like plausible, but very off the wall “as seen on TV” type […]

Oat Meals – Oatmeal Restaurant

Before opening Oat Meals, Samantha Stephens was a successful investment banker. She first fell in love with oatmeal while getting her education in finance. Like a lot of freshmen in college, she put on the “freshman fifteen,” though she claims it was closer to thirty pounds. This made her turn to oatmeal, the perfect college […]

Ski Z by Ski Junk – Wheel Tote for Skis

Ski Z inventor Kyle Allen and his business partner Nick Palmero want to roll into the Tank and get an investment from a Shark for Christmas. They’ll pitch their product – a wheeled ski tote – in the Shark Tank Holiday Special Sunday night. Apparently a skiing related product helps folks envision the winter wonderland […]

Vade Protein Powder Pods

Vade means “to vanish” in Latin and that’s what this product does. The protein powder pods are the creation of former MSU wrestler Joe Johnson and his wife – a former Arizona State cheerleader, Meghan. They’re a couple of athletes and they keep in great shape. They also drink a lot of protein shakes at […]

Nui Keto Cookies for Keto Diets

About three years ago, Kristopher Quiaoit and Victor Macias experimented and baked “perfect” keto cookies. Since they wanted to try the keto diet without giving up cookies, they wanted a good substitute. The guys actually spent a whole week eating nothing but their keto cookies to see if they would work. They did. While they […]

Lock Straps Lock it Down

Lock Straps are a new take on the tie down. Tie downs are straps that allow you to keep things attached to your roof rack, truck bed or trailer tightly so they don’t move around. They work great for securing things, but they don’t keep them secure. Inventor Jeff Cranny found that out the hard […]

Bottle Keeper Keeps Beer Cold

 Adam Callinan and Matt Campbell invented Bottle Keeper to keep their bottled beer cold while in warm climates. This simple idea came about while drinking beer in a hot tub with their uncle. The beer, poured into plastic cups to avoid broken glass in the hot tub, was warm. The guys (and I) think warm […]

The Wisp Broom and Dust Pan

Scratch golfer and inventor Eben Dobson enters with his Wisp Broom, the first innovation of the broom in nearly 100 years. He got the idea for the product from an earlier invention of his: a bristle brush for cleaning off golf greens. The Wisp Broom has stiff, bristle like “hairs” that are closely packed together to […]

Reward Stock – Travel Freely

Reward Stock is like a stock market for travel miles. Miles, or points, are perks given out by credit card companies and airlines that reward travelers for loyalty. They get redeemed for free travel. For people who travel a lot for business, miles are an added employment benefit. When people have multiple credit cards and […]

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