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Kronos Golf

Kronos Golf

Phillip Lapuz and Eric Williams hope the Sharks are on par with their business, Kronos Golf, that manufactures precision crafted golf putters in the second part of the season 6 premier, episode 602. The pair grew up in San Diego county, sometimes called “the epicenter of the club making industry.” Lapuz learned putter milling at a local […]

Floating Mug

Floating Mug

Kickstarter seems to be the new breeding ground for Shark Tank entrepreneurs and Tigere Chiriga’s Floating Mug is the latest Kickstarter to swim with the Sharks in episode 602. The Floating Mug was inspired by moisture rings left on furniture in Chiriga’s home; hot beverages produce heat and slight moisture that’s damaging to furniture. He’s an avid […]

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Nail Salon for Men – Hammer and Nails

Michael Eliot, screenwriter turned entrepreneur, pitches Hammer and Nails, a nail salon for men, in episode 601. Eliot wants to “put the ‘man’ back in manicure,” and envisions a nail salon for men in every major city. Hammer and Nails is in Hollywood and just opened in November, 2013 to rave reviews and lots of customers. Eliot […]

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Zipadee-Zip Wearable Blankets by Sleeping Baby

Zipadee-Zip Wearable Blankets by Sleeping Baby are the solution to sleepless nights when infants start transitioning from being swaddled in their crib. That’s what husband and wife entrepreneurs Brett and Stephanie Parker want the Sharks to understand when they pitch Zipadee-Zip in episode 601. The idea for the Zipadee-Zip is simple: keep infants used to being […]

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Better Athletic Socks – Bombas

Does the world need better athletic socks? “Socktrepreneurs” Randy Goldberg and David Heath think so and they hope the Sharks do too when they pitch Bombas, their vision for better athletic socks, in episode 601 on September 26, 2014. Goldberg and Heath are the first crowdfunding success featured in season 6 (they are not the last) […]

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Free Phone Charging Station – Amber

Amber is a free phone charging station entrepreneur Bill Shuey hopes to sell to restaurants, museums, and a host of other public venues to create a “value add” for the locations. The idea is, consumers will be more likely to patronize a venue that offers a free phone charging station. On Friday, September 26, Shuey […]

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Elephant Chat Fail – Shark Tank Failures

I was a bit surprised to find news of a monumental Shark Tank failure when I got an Elephant Chat Fail story in my inbox. For those who don’t remember, Jason and Amanda Adams appeared in episode 509 back in season 5. The episode recently aired during Shark Tank Week- they were on with FiberFix […]

Shark Tank Week 2014

Shark Tank Week 2014

  Shark Tank Week was such a big hit last year, ABC is airing Shark Tank Week 2014 as a teaser to the Shark Tank season six premier on Friday, September 26. Shark Tank Week, airing September 6-12,  features favorite episodes from all six Sharks from Season five. Each Shark picks an episode they made […]

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Shark Tank Gift Box from CNBC

This is a picture of a Shark Tank Gift Box I just got in the mail. One of the cool things about writing the Shark Tank Blog is people, like the good folks at CNBC, send me goodies. They promised me a Shark Tank gift box so I could help them promote #SharkTankTuesdays on CNBC. […]

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