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 this season 2 episode 8, 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.
Excellent, excellent. I think we should keep this a secret. It’s *so* valuable that nobody should know about this.Kevin O’Leary
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. 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 8:
Shark Tank Air Date: 05/06/11 – Season 2 – Episode 8
|$150,000 for 15%||$150,000 for 15%||Robert Herjavec|
Entrepreneurs: Jason Lucash and Michael Szymczak
OrigAudio is a consumer audio company launched by Jason Lucash and Mike Szymczak. Their products include “Fold n’ Play”, foldable speakers made from recycled materials. 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.
The company’s latest product, “Doodle”, allows consumers to design the graphics on their own speaker. Users can upload their own photograph, logo or artwork and the company will print it on the face of a custom speaker.
|$50,000 for 25%||NO DEAL||NO 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 selected and tested for strong throw and complete burn.
Middle Davids was founded in 2002 and has twice been voted the Best Gift Shop. Man Candles line was created not only to have a little fun, but also to highlight fragrances that aren’t traditional in candles but are nonetheless favorites for many. Bacon was our most requested fragrance and is a popular gift in our retail shop.
The company is owned and managed by two U.S. Naval Academy graduates.
|$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 Pro Edition can be connected to any fire hydrant without the use of adapters or tools. The Home edition is for garden hoses.
Jeff Stroope conceived of the quick-connector while working as a fireman. His experience connecting hoses to fire hydrants taught him that the process was both time and labor-intensive. Hy-Conn technology is new and completely different from existing technology.
According to The Huffington Post, the company was worth $5 million in 2015.
|$250,000 for 15%||NO DEAL||NO 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. They make the only nonslip isle runners in the world.
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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