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Shark Tank Season 9 Episode 1: Benjilock, IceShaker & More

episode 901Former baseball star turned businessman Alex Rodriguez joins the panel of Sharks in episode 901. Rodriguez parlayed his over $250 million in baseball earnings into a business empire. Unlike the other Sharks, while he did come from humble beginnings, he had a big head start in business with his baseball fortune.

Rodriguez, along with Barbara, Kevin, Lori, and Mark evaluates four new businesses seeking to cash in on the Shark Tank effect. Ethan Kamat, along with his father, Vinay, pitch Solemender, a patented foot roller to ease foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Makenzie Marzluff wants a Shark to help her “spread the glitter” and make her Delighted by Dessert Hummus the first national chickpea-based dessert. Robbie Cabral pitches his highly anticipated BenjiLock, a fingerprint activated padlock that was a big hit at CES 2017. Former NFL player Chris Gronkowski wants to shake things up with IceShaker, his insulated, stainless steel drink bottle that keeps ice cold for up to 30 hours.

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Alex Rodriguez, former baseball player, became a multimillionaire playing baseball (even though he played for the Yankees and therefore sucked). He used his millions to create a business empire featuring car dealerships, health clubs, real estate, and real estate development interests. Tonight, we’ll see a profile on his unique path to Sharkdom.

There are 28 Shark Tank Episodes for Season 9. This season features more appearances by “guest Sharks,” including billionaire Sir Richard Branson. The 200th episode also airs this season. Casting is currently closed, but it never hurts to get a head start on season ten! If you would like to appear on the show, check out our Auditions and Casting information.

Episode 901 – The Shark Investors and Entrepreneurs

The Shark Tank Episode 901 entrepreneurs will make their best pitch to the panel of five Shark investors who will use their own money if they choose to invest. The Shark Investors negotiate on the spot without any previous information, which differs from typical negotiations between venture capital investors and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Companies pitching the Shark Investors must go through a rigorous due diligence process before an on-air deal is completed. Shark Tank Blog follow ups help you keep track of the companies that end up successful and the ones that don’t complete their deal.

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Episode 901 Press Release

Shark Tank: Episode 901 (10/15)



“Episode 901” – Chris Gronkowski from Colleyville, Texas, his brother Rob Gronkowski from the New England Patriots, and the rest of the Gronk brothers bring an insulated sports bottle to the Tank. Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez offer sage advice to a 17-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri, who devised a tool to quickly soothe foot pain; an entrepreneur from Phoenix, Arizona, with a nutrition and culinary background, has a sweeter way to eat a popular snack; and a man from Los Angeles, California, hopes to lock up a deal with his innovative way to keep belongings safe, on “Shark Tank,” airing SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

A profile on Alex Rodriguez reveals what has driven him to succeed at his boyhood dreams: to be a major league baseball player and the CEO of a successful business. As “Shark Tank”’s first Hispanic Shark, he is recognized as a legendary baseball star. However, for over 15 years, he has also been the formidable investor and founder of AROD Corporation.

The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner and Alex Rodriguez.