Episode 101, the very first episode of Shark Tank features five entrepreneurs pitching the panel of wealthy investors. Tod Wilson pitches his pie business, Mr. Tod's Pie Factory, a wholesale and retail bakery business that features his delicious pies. into the tank. Darren Johnson introduces Ionic Ear, a surgically implanted, blue tooth enabled hearing aid. Kevin Flannery wants the Sharks to bite on WiSpots, a wireless information kiosk designed for medical waiting rooms that allows patients to surf the internet while waiting. Nick Friedman & Omar Soliman seek an investment for College Foxes Packing Boxes, their business modeled after another successful business called College Hunks Hauling Junk. Finally, Tiffany Krumins wants to take her prototype children's medicine dropper, called “Emy the Elephant,” (later changed to Ava the Elephant) from idea to mass production, with a little help from the Sharks. Which businesses get the Sharks to bite?
Episode 101 Air Dates
- First Run – August 9, 2009
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Episode 101 – The Shark Investors and Entrepreneurs
The Shark Tank Episode 101 entrepreneurs will make their best pitch to the panel of five Shark investors who will use their own money if they choose to invest. The Shark Investors negotiate on the spot without any previous information, which differs from typical negotiations between venture capital investors and entrepreneurial start-ups.
Companies pitching the Shark Investors must go through a rigorous due diligence process before an on-air deal is completed. Shark Tank Blog follow ups help you keep track of the companies that end up successful and the ones that don't complete their deal.
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