Christian Schauf and Mike Escamilla hope to survive a swim in the Shark Tank when they pitch The Seventy2, their disaster survival kit, in episode 904. The Seventy2 is a backpack loaded with supplies to help you survive for 72 hours. Most disaster situations get resolved within 72 hours. The company worked with survival experts to assemble a kit that allows people to survive for 72 hours. Called a “survival system,” they claim their product can literally be the difference between life and death.
Schauf and Escamilla, along with other co-founders, got the business started with an IndieGoGo campaign that raised $491,406 in January, 2017. They shipped the first pre-sold systems in time for Christmas, 2016. Both Schauf and Escamilla love travel and the outdoors, but co-founder Dr. Eric Meyer is a world-renowned mountain climber and veteran Mount Everest climber. He survived the 2008 disaster on the mountain and saved many lives that day. Needless to say, he knows about disaster preparedness.
The Seventy2 costs $349. Each backpack comes with a mylar thermal survival tent and blanket, flashlight, tools, water pouch, 100 feet of paracord, water filter, flashlight, cell phone charger, air filtration mask, and so much more. There's space in the pack for some personal belongings, too. The company sells and develops other survival items in addition to the all-in-one system. With so many natural disasters making headlines, this business' timing in the Tank is perfect.
Will a Shark want to help The Seventy2 survive the start-up phase?
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The Seventy2 Shark Tank Recap
Christian and Mike will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Rohan Oza, 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 they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on The Seventy2 will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
The Seventy2 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 The Seventy2 and Christian Schauf & Mike Escamilla as more details become available.