Jason Burns hopes to fidget his way to a deal with a Shark for Fidgetland, his line of fidget toys, in Shark Tank episode 906. Burns began creating his “fidgets” to help him cope with his own ADD. He constantly had something twirling in his hands to help him dispel excess energy. When he started making his own custom fidget toys, he began selling them on a website called Fidget Man.
People with kids who have ADHD, Autism, ASD, learning disabilities, anxiety, nail biting, hair twirling and other disorders began writing him saying what a big help the Fidgetland fidgets were. He even heard from adults who used them to quit smoking! What started as a way to calm himself actually became a business that helps people.
Fidget toys got a lot of press in 2017 due to the popularity of fidget spinners. Fidgetland fidgets are mostly groups of interlocking rings that you twirl through your fingers. The one exception is the “Chaney” fidget, which looks like a bike chain. At $12-$15 each, they're an inexpensive way to keep those hands busy when you feel like fidgeting. Burns likely wants a Shark's help getting broader distribution. Will a Shark join in on the fidget craze?
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Fidgetland Shark Tank Recap
Jason will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, 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 Fidgetland will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Fidgetland 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 Fidgetland & Jason Burns as more details become available.