ZUP

zupNick Kierpiec, Glen Duff and Scott Parks seek a deal for Zup, their line of towable water sport boards, in Shark Tank episode 911. Zup boards are easy to ride and brightly colored for safety. Users can lay down, kneel or stand on the boards based on their skill level. They're designed to replace all the typical tow-behind “toys” you'd normally find on a boat: tubes, wakeboards, water skis etc. By combining all the elements of  these items, Zup boards clear out the clutter without losing any of the fun.

Glen Duff and Tim Zeckser started the business in 2008 out of their garages. They wanted to create a safe, comfortable and easy to use product that allows users to ramp up their skills. There are three models with single or double rider options. The models, called You Got This, Do More & You Go are based on the rider's skill level.

The boards have soft grip-able handles and are covered in a soft foam for safety and comfort. Any boat with a 100 HP engine can tow them – even high-powered jet skis (where allowed by law). The guys are committed to making a safe, quality product while still keeping an eye on the bottom line. The boards are available online at Amazon and at Overton's Sporting Goods stores. They likely want a Shark's help getting further penetration in sporting goods retail locations.

Will a Shark want to get on board with this business?

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ZUP Shark Tank Recap

Nick, Glen and Scott will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Sarah Blakely 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 ZUP will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.

ZUP 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 ZUP & Nick Kierpiec, Glen Duff and Scott Parks as more details become available.

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