Shark Tank season 2 episode 1 introduces the exploits of two sisters with a children’s dance company that shock the sharks; a chef creates tasty seafood products; a winemaker has a game-changing product; an entrepreneur has a line of men’s accessories.
Season 2 Episode 1 in depth
In season 2 episode 1, the guest judge is Mark Cuban.
Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor, whose net worth is an estimated $4.3 billion.
He is an owner of IceRocket, a search engine that scours the blogosphere for content. Cuban owns film distributor Magnolia Pictures.
He is the owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and chairman of AXS TV.
In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his experiences in business and sports.
Don’t cry about money – it never cries for you.Kevin O’Leary
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 2 Episode 1. Many scammers claim they’ve received big investments from the Sharks or they have been on the show. They were not actually on Shark Tank if you don’t see a business on this list. Some of the top places you can use to check are on Wikipedia and also ABC’s episode guide.
List with all the appearances in season 2 episode 1:
- Wurking Stiffs Magnetic Collar Stay
- The Original Shrimp Burger
- Tippi Toes – Children’s Dance Songs
- Copa Di Vino
Shark Tank Air Date: 03/20/11 – Season 2 – Episode 1
|$85,000 for 10%||$100,000 for 40%||Daymond John|
Entrepreneurs: Jonathan Boos
Würkin Stiffs founder Jon Boos came up with the idea when he was tired of fighting his uncontrollable collar.
Power Stays magnetic collar stays have powerful magnets that work with any dress shirt, sportswear, casual, or button-down shirt that has a collar stay slot under the collar.
Würkin Stiffs Collar Stays are made with airport-safe, corrosion-resistant, and hand-polished stainless steel, letting you avoid the TSA pat-down—while still looking pulled-together when you land.
Their surgical stainless steel collar stays offer an adjustable, hidden button-down collar that won’t bend or break, keeping .
|$200,000 for 25%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Shawn Davis
Original Shrimp Burger created by Chef Big Shake. The Shrimp burger is a tasty and nutritious hamburger alternative that comes in an assortment of flavors including; Cajun, jalapeno, teriyaki and original.
The creator of the shrimp burger when into the shark tank asking for $200k for 25%, but not sharks took a bite of that deal. However, the owner did see a huge increase in sales after being on the shark tank.
|$30,000 for 5%||$100,000 for 30%||Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Sarah Nuse and Megan Reilly
Tippi Toes is a children’s dance company, run by sisters Sarah. Their model is different that they go directly into preschools and day care centers to teach children dance.
The sisters run their business as a franchise, and have 7 franchises around the country. their franchisees, require a 10-year contract, and charge a minimum of $1000 each month in royalty fees.
|$300,000 for 5%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: James Martin
Copa Di Vino is the leading producer of premium wine by the glass in the United States. Founder and owner, James Martin discovered the concept on a bullet train adventure through the south of France.
Beyond his own wines, Martin is eager to introduce his packaging to other Northwest wineries.
His own Copa Di Vino Pinot Grigio won Best in Show White Wine at the Northwest Food & Wine Festival.
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