“Hooptrepreneurs” Donte and Dominic Morris hope to score when they pitch HoopMaps, their app that makes it easy to find a pick-up basketball game, in episode 914. The two brothers came up with the idea for the app when they spent the better part of a day looking for opponents for a pick-up basketball game. Basically, it's a scheduling type app merged with a social media component that lets users get in the game quickly.
It's fairly simple. Inside the app, you create, map, or look for a game. If you want to find a game, go into the app and look for blue colored games – orange games are already started. To create a game, simply enter the date, time, place and duration. You can invite other users through the app or through other social media like Facebook.
Since getting started in the spring of 2016, they have over 10,000 subscribers and growing. There are even international users as the app gains a foothold. It's a good example of using social planning and networking for an activity. The two California State University at Sacramento grads have big dreams for their app and they hope a Shark will help get them there.
HoopMaps Company Information
Posts about HoopMaps on Shark Tank Blog
HoopMaps Shark Tank Recap
Donte and Dominic will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Grenier, and Alex Rodriguez that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on HoopMaps will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
HoopMaps Shark 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 HoopMaps & Donte and Dominic Morris as more details become available.