Season 2

Season 2 Episode 8

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In Shark Tank season 2 episode 8 tensions rise when Mark Cuban urges entrepreneurs to ignore the other sharks and negotiate only with him; a firefighter presents a potentially life-saving invention; a feisty entrepreneur hopes to cash in on the wedding business.

Season 2 Episode 8 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 this season 2 episode 8, the guest judge is Mark Cuban.

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“.

Source: Wikipedia

Mark Cuban
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Wikipedia

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Excellent, excellent. I think we should keep this a secret. It’s *so* valuable that nobody should know about this.

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We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 2 Episode 8. 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 8:

Shark Tank Air Date: 05/06/11 – Season 2 – Episode 8

OrigAudio Shark Tank
Photo: Amazon

OrigAudio – Turn Anything into a Speaker

$150,000 for 15%$150,000 for 15%Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneurs: Jason Lucash and Michael Szymczak

OrigAudio is founded by Jason Lucash and Mike Szymczak and it is a consumer audio company launched. Their products include foldable speakers made from recycled materials called “Fold n’ Play”. Their Rock-It pod can turn any hollow object into a speaker by utilizing vibration sequences. 

The Rock-It pod product was launched in 2010 and it was named by the New York Post’s list of the top gadgets in 2010.

In 2018 Origaudio was acquired by Hub Promotional Group based out of Braintree, Massachusetts. 

Consumers can design the graphics on their own speaker, by using the company’s latest product, “Doodle”. The company will print it on the face of a custom speaker using the customer’s uploaded photograph, logo or artwork.


Man Candles With Manly Scents
Photo: Amazon

Man Candles With Manly Scents

$50,000 for 25%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Johnson Bailey

Hand-crafted in Indiana in the heart of Soy country, Middle Davids Artisan candles use 100% botanical soy wax for a safe, clean and green candle experience. Fragrances are carefully tested and selected for a complete burn and strong throw.

Middle Davids was founded in 2002 and has twice been voted the Best Gift Shop. Man Candles line was created to highlight fragrances that are nonetheless favorites for many even aren’t traditional in candles. The most requested fragrance and a popular gift in their retail shop is bacon.

The company is owned and managed by two U.S. Naval Academy graduates.

Photo: hy-conn


$500,000 for 40%$1.25 MILLION for 7.5%Mark Cuban

Entrepreneurs: Jeff Stroope

Hy-Conn is a super-fast connector for fire hydrants and garden hoses. The Home edition is for garden hoses, while the Pro Edition, without the use of adapters or tools, can be connected to any fire hydrant.

Jeff Stroope conceived of the quick-connector while working as a fireman. He has plenty of experience connecting hoses to fire hydrants that has taught him that the process was both time and labor-intensive. Hy-Conn technology is new and completely different from existing technology. 

Tthe company was worth $5 million in 2015, according to The Huffington Post.

Original Runner Company
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Original Runner Company

$250,000 for 15%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Julie Goldman

The Original Runner Co. is the world’s first non-slip fabric aisle runner designer. They create custom designs for any occasion, whether it be wedding ceremonies, a formal event, or a gala. The only nonslip isle runners in the world are made by them. 

She dominates the custom aisle runner market and wants to go into the less expensive economical market of cheaper weddings and dominate it also.

After more than 15 years in the event industry, The Original Runner Co. has sold aisle runners to over 25,000 clients

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