Shark Tank season 2 episode 2 introduces a toy-rental business; a new product from a sports enthusiast; a bacon-scented wake-up call; an update on last season’s winner.
Season 2 Episode 2 in depth
In season 2 guest sharks are Jeff Foxworthy and Mark Cuban. Mark Cuban appeared as a shark in several episodes this season and in season three he would become a regular.
In season 2 episode 4, the guest judge is Mark Cuban.
Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur, investor, media proprietor, and television personality with a net worth estimated to $4.3 billion.
Cuban owns film distributor Magnolia Pictures, as well as owns IceRocket search engine that scours the blogosphere for content.
He is a chairman of AXS TV, the owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Dallas Mavericks, and co-owner of 2929 Entertainment.
In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book in which he chronicles his experiences in business and sports. The book is called “How to Win at the Sport of Business“.
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We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 2 Episode 2. Many scammers claim they’ve received big investments from the Sharks or they have been on the show. If you don’t see a business on this list, they haven’t been actually on Shark Tank. 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 2:
- Vurtego Pogo Sticks
- First Defense Nasal Screens
- Toygaroo – Rental Service for Toys
- Wake N Bacon – Bacon Cooking Alarm Clock
Shark Tank Air Date: 03/25/11 – Season 2 – Episode 2
Vurtego Pogo Sticks
|$500,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Brian Spencer
Vurtego Pogo Sticks use space-age technology to launch riders as high as 10 feet into the air. Anyone can ride it and It’s easy to use. The stick comes in different sizes too so depending on your height you can get the appropriate stick.
The world record for the highest jump on a pogo stick is held by Vurtego. Vurtego’s bounce comes from compressed air instead. You simply pump it up using any bike pump or air compressor and then hopping on.
The footpeg assembly locks the user’s feet to the pogo stick securely during the bounce and the cylinder body is made of aircraft aluminum. Vurtego is made in the USA and it comes fully assembled and ready to bounce you to new heights!
First Defense Nasal Screens
|$500,000 for 10%||$750,000 loan for 30% + 10% royalty in perpetuity||Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John and Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Joe Moore
First Defense Nasal Screens are a new revolutionary lightweight, non inserted, nonintrusive, almost nonvisible, hypoallergenic, a self-adhesive screen that covers the nasal passage and filters the air we breathe.
These screens ward off allergies without medication. Cover the nasal passage by attaching to your nose with First Defense Nasal Screens are self-adhesive strips. They keep allergens out and filter the air coming in through your nose.
According to testing, this product significantly reduces 99% of particles at 10 microns. They have been shown to be effective by 77% or more even at sub-micron levels.
Toygaroo – Rental Service for Toys
|$100,000 for 10%||$200,000 for 35%||Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary|
Entrepreneurs: Nikki Pope
Toygaroo is a subscription toy service. Toygaroo founder Nikki Pope comes with the idea to create a company that sends toys to your doorstep for a monthly rate that children can play with new toys.
The customer sends it back to Toygaroo when the child is done playing with the toy.
Due to problems with its business model the company declared bankruptcy in 2012.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
Wake N Bacon – Bacon Cooking Alarm Clock
|$40,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Matty Sallin
Wake N Bacon is an idea for an alarm clock that wakes up the user with freshly cooked bacon.
After its appearing on the show, Matty Sallin, the creator of this idea didn’t move much with his Wake N Bacon business adventure.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
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